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Blinded by the Light

Set in 1980s Luton, British director Gurinder Chadha’s exuberant coming-of-age story is both a specific portrait of racism and unrest in Thatcher-era Britain and a timeless exploration of finding your voice, fuelled by the rabble-rousing, socially-conscious songs of Bruce Springsteen.

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A British-Pakistani teenager living in Luton against the backdrop of Margaret Thatcher’s premiership, pursues poetry and his school crush after being introduced to the music of Bruce Springstreen, despite the protests of his disciplinarian parents.