TIFF and Bell Media’s Crave continue their commitment to bringing Canadians together to experience film from the comfort of their own homes. The next instalment of Stay-at-Home Cinema will take place on Tuesday, July 14 and features the 2019 comedy-drama Blinded by the Light.
This week’s featured guest is British director and OBE (Order of the British Empire) Gurinder Chadha, who will join TIFF Artistic Director and Co-Head Cameron Bailey to discuss the inspirational film. Audiences are invited to watch the conversation on tiff.net at 7pm EDT, then stream Blinded by the Light on Crave at 7:30pm EDT.
Blinded by the Light tells the story of Javed, a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in Luton, England, in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and his disapproving, traditional father. But when a newfound friend introduces him to Bruce Springsteen (whose music underscores the story), Javed discovers parallels to his working-class life in the rock star’s powerful lyrics.
Stay-at-Home Cinema continues to bring impactful films to moviegoers and provide industry perspectives with special guests. Additional movie titles — all available on Crave — will be announced throughout July on TIFF and Crave’s social media channels. For more information, please visit tiff.net and crave.ca.