Happy Monday MMT Fam! We’ve acquired passes for the advance screening of BLINDED BY LIGHT, which will feature a Q & A with director Gurinder Chadha, author Sarfraz Manzoor and stars Viveik Kalra and Aaron Phagura, on Thursday, August 8.
Here’s the film’s synopsis: from writer/director/producer Gurinder Chadha (“Bend It Like Beckham”) comes the inspirational drama “Blinded by the Light,” set to the music and lyrics of Bruce Springsteen’s timeless songs. “Blinded by the Light” is a joyful story of courage, love, hope, family and the unique ability of music to lift the human spirit. The film tells the story of Javed (Viveik Kalra), a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in the town of Luton, England, in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father (Kulvinder Ghir). But when a classmate (Aaron Phagura) introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in the powerful lyrics. As Javed discovers a cathartic outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to find the courage to express himself in his own unique voice.
This giveaway is open to both MMT subscribers and non-subscribers – but if you’re in the latter group, what are you waiting for? For your chance at an admit-two pass, click here to go to the Warner Bros. screening site and follow the “get my passes” prompt. Tickets, like theater seating, are not guaranteed and on a first come, first served basis.
Check out the trailer below and get additional info about the film at the official website here.
Would love to see this with my partner Helene!