Next screening? “Blinded by the Light”

As I twiddle my thumbs, waiting for the embargo to clear for “The Kitchen,” allow me to share the fond hope that this, the latest 70s-80s music film to demand our attention, will be worth the wait.

A Pakistani Briton in Margaret Thatcher’s Britain discovers an American voice that speaks to his very soul, the longing, the aching loneliness, the frustration of, as Harlan Ellison so aptly put it, having “no mouth but I must scream.”

Sure, it’s titled after my least favorite Springsteen song. But this trailer has a sheen of sheer joy about it. Hope it’s better than “Yesterday” or “Rocketman,” but we’ll see.

Supporting players Rob Brydon and Hayley Atwell are the only “names” in the cast.

“Blinded by the Light” opens Aug. 16.

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