Blinded by the Light is a crowd-pleasing comedy about a British-Pakistani Muslim teen (Viveik Kalra) in Thatcher’s England who rebels ever so slightly against his conservative family by falling head over heels for the music of Bruce Springsteen. Inspired by the experiences of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor, the film explores the tensions between tradition and modernity in working class environs. Directed by Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham).

Also opening:

The Good Boys, The Angry Birds Movie 2, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, Driven, Where’d You Go, Bernadette, Ready or Not, The Amazing Jonathan, American Factory, Aquarela, Bunuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles, Cold Case Hammarskjold, The Divine Fury, End of the Century, Gwen, Kingdom, One Last Night, The Second Sun, Suds, Suburbia



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