Blinded by the Light (12A)
Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha returns with this exuberant and charming comedy. It’s the austere days of 1987 Luton and teenager Javed wants nothing more than to escape the dreary town and its lack of opportunity. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, Javed is drawn to music and poetry, finding parallels and a cathartic outlet for his pent-up dreams in Bruce Springsteen’s lyrics. Evocative and including vivid musical sequences, Blinded by the Light features a winning performance by Viveik Kalra as Javed, backed by an ensemble cast including Rob Brydon, Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar. “Warm, funny, humane and deeply sincere, this ode to Bruce Springsteen, breaking free and belonging isn’t content merely to revel in Springsteen’s greatest hits – although it does, with vibrant, vicarious exhilaration.” The Washington Post
UK 2019 117 mins Dir: Gurinder Chadha
Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.
Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.
Advance tickets available from Foxlowe Gallery or online.
Tickets normally also available on the door.