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International Film Festival-Blinded by the Light

International Film Festival - Blinded by the Light

Join us as we celebrate – virtually – the Spring 2021 International Film Festival at Paradise Valley Community College. Following last fall’s British line up, experience this year’s dynamic cinema online and free of charge.  

Blinded by the Light (PG-13; 2019, 115 minutes)

A Pakistani teenager experiences racial and economic turmoil while living in Luton, England in the 80s. As a way to escape the intolerance of this hometown and the stubborn views of his traditional father, he writes poetry. When a classmate introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, he sees parallels between the singer's powerful lyrics and his own working-class environment. Springsteen's melodies soon inspire him to find his own voice and follow his dreams. Watch trailer


Once registered, a Zoom link will be sent via email. All films begin at 6:30 p.m.

Want more? A post-film open discussion will take place with Gary Zaro, Director of The International Film Festival at PVCC and Humanities Professor.

So, pop some popcorn, settle in, and escape.