Blinded By The Light (12A)
'+ Breakfast Deal
Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Thu 01 Jan 1970
£7* | £5* students/under 25s | 3 films for £18*
Dir. Gurinder Chadha
2019 | 117 mins | UK
Interweaving the iconic smash hits of Bruce Springsteen, from Badlands to Thunder Road, Gurinder Chadhas (Bhaji on the Beach, Bend It Like Beckham) latest feel-good film is both an inspiring tribute to the power of music and a moving account of the generational and cultural divide between a father and son.
1987. When music fanatic Javed discovers the illustrious back catalogue of The Boss his world is turned upside down; already a creative soul his passion for music and writing is set alight by the songs of the working-class poet, whose lyrics feel all too familiar to the aspirational teenager. Yearning to escape his rundown hometown and the rules of his traditional Pakistani household, Javed finds himself caught in between two worlds and must discover if he too is Born to Run
Based on the memoir of lauded Guardian journalist Sarfraz Manzoor, this timely coming of age story proves that the right song has the capacity to transcend race, religion and place, tap into our hearts and help us discover who we really are.
Exuberant, evocative and charming and made with Springsteen’s blessing this vivid musical sequences is brilliant feel good cinema that both inspires your dreams and helps you realise them.
Enjoy breakfast in our Café Bar before the screening on Tue 3 Sep.
£9.50: Film + cup of tea + something from our breakfast menu.