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MEMBER Advance Screening: Blinded by the Light

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Thursday, July 25th, 2019 at 7:30 PM

It’s 1987 in Luton, a factory town north of London besieged by racial and economic turmoil, where Pakistani British teenager Javed finds himself yearning to follow his creative passions as the means to escape from both his rundown hometown and the rules of his very traditional father. As he unexpectedly discovers the music of American rock legend Bruce Springsteen and his lyrics about working-class life, Javed finds not only a cathartic parallel to his own life in Luton but the inspiration and courage to stand up and challenge familial and cultural expectations, discovering his own voice and navigating his dreams to become a writer and transform his life.

Cast: Viveik Kalra, Hayley Atwell, Robert Brydon, Kulvinder Ghir, Nell Williams, Aaron Phagura