Film night: Blinded by the Light

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Blinded by the Light

Blinded by the Light is shown at Nunney Village Hall on Friday 14 February, presented by Somerset Moviola and the Nunney Village Hall Committee.

Blinded by the Light is a 2019 British comedy-drama film directed by Gurinder Chadha, inspired by the life of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor and his love of the works of Bruce Springsteen.

The story of Javed (Viveik Kalra), a British teen of Pakistani descent, growing up in Luton 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.

But when his classmate Roops (Aaron Phagura) introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in Springsteen’s 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.

Based on the best-selling book by Safraz Manzoor, directed by Bend it like Beckham‘s Gurinder Chadha, this rousing film has universal appeal for all audiences – young and old alike.

Using Bruce Springsteen’s music as a foundation, this film is for everyone who felt like they don’t belong and then dared to dream!

Blinded by the Light has a 12 rating. No one younger than 12 may see a 12 film in a cinema.

Blinded by the Light is shown at Nunney Village Hall on Friday 14 February at 7.30pm. Door open at 7pm. Seats cannot be reserved, so please come early.

Tickets cost £5 in advance at the George Inn and Moat & Turret ‘Cafe by the Castle’ in Nunney or £6 on the door. Advance booking is highly recommended (the film nights frequently sell out in advance!).

A licensed bar and ice creams will be available. The bar opens at 7pm. The film programme begins at 7.30pm.

Future film nights at Nunney Village Hall:
Friday 13 March – Official Secrets
Friday 10 April – The Good Liar

Contact information
Roger Hutchings
Somerset Moviola
Telephone 01373 836 049
Web www.moviola.org