Director Gurinder Chadha has brought the music of the Boss, Bruce Springsteen, and created a wonderful film that tells an amazing story in the upcoming film Blinded by the Light. Inspired by the true story of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor, this wonderful film tells the tale of Javed, a British teen of Pakistani descent, who discovers the world outside his family life and 1980’s hometown through the music of Bruce Springsteen. I sat with Ms. Chadha to talk about meeting Bruce and bringing Manzoor’s story to the big screen.
If you’re between 18-34, and feel like you’re being ignored by the media, an as yet unnamed cable network is planned to provide viewers in your demographic with ‘Entertainment That Matters For Viewers 18-34.’ The network is being launched by Participant Media (An Inconvenient Truth, Promised Land) and is a cooperative effort that is supported by The Jim Henson Company, Meghan McCain, Morgan Spurlock, Mary Harron, Gotham Chopra, Timothy Scott Bogart, and Cineflix Media, among others.
Curious? Check out the official press release following the jump.
Steve and Sue offer a dying farm town a chance for survival. Their company will pay for the right to drill for natural gas. But they face resistance from the town as an activist arrives to stop them.