BLINDED BY THE LIGHT interview with writer/director Gurinder Chadha & actor Aaron Phagura

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT interview with writer/director Gurinder Chadha & actor Aaron Phagura

The new movie BLINDED BY THE LIGHT is easily one of the best films of 2019, which makes sense considering it comes from BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM writer/director Gurinder Chadha. Based on a true story, it follows a young man in the UK in the late 1980s who becomes enamored with the music of Bruce Springsteen, and allows that inspiration to give him the courage he needs to change his life. Even if you’re not a fan of “The Boss” and his music, you’ll still likely be charmed by the film and the performances it contains. All of us can recall moments in life where songs spoke to us, sometimes helping to influence big life decisions, particularly in our high school years. Being a child of the 80s and the MTV generation, this movie spoke to me in a big way. I recently had a chance to sit down with Gurinder Chadha and actor Aaron Phagura (who plays the lead character’s friend who gifts Bruce’s music to him), and we talked a bit about their work on the film… I even got them to tell me their personal favorite Springsteen songs. Check out the interview below, but more importantly make sure to watch the movie this weekend, and tell your friends. This is a cinematic treat that deserves to be experienced by everyone.

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT opens August 16, 2019

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.