Traverse City Film Festival released the 2019 program marking the 15th Anniversary Year with a “Cinema Saves The World” theme, and featuring over 200 films and events
Blinded by the Light
NAME OF FILM: BLINDED BY THE LIGHT
DIRECTOR(S): Gurinder Chadha
STARRING: Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra
GENRE: Biography Film
SYNOPSIS: Javed yearns to be a writer, but for now he’s just a sixteen-year-old British Pakistani struggling through daily life in his small town of Luton in the late 80s. His traditional parents push him to do well in school, his friends push him to ask out that cute girl, and the local skinheads just push him around. When he discovers the music of Bruce Springsteen, everything changes. With the driving force of the melody and lyrics that seem to speak directly to his experience, The Boss helps Javed finally find the courage to fight for what he wants, and maybe even spark something new in the people around him. For anyone who has known the joy of listening to a song that connects to your very soul (and especially for those of us that have worn out our favorite cassette tape) this irresistible, toe-tapping film based on a real story will feed your hungry heart and get you dancing in the dark.
The Seattle International Film Festival announced the 2019 Awards and the top prizes – Audience Award for Best Film went to Tel Aviv on Fire and We Are the Radical Monarchs won for Best Documentary.
NY Indian Film Festival 2019 to Feature 32 Films, Special Spotlight of Gurinder Chadha’s BLINDED BY THE LIGHT
The 2019 New York Indian Film Festival will feature 32 films, and returning is award-winning filmmaker, Gurinder Chadha for a Special Spotlight of her new film Blinded by the Light.
Knock Down the House that followed four women political candidates, including U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, during the 2018 mid-term elections, was voted the winner of the Festival Favorite Award of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
112 feature-length new independent feature films have been selected for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.