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Blinded by the Light, 2019

March 2 | Foreign – UK

From writer/director/producer Gurinder Chadha (“Bend It Like Beckham”) comes the inspirational drama “Blinded by the Light,” set to the music and lyrics of Bruce Springsteen’s timeless songs.

“Blinded by the Light” tells the story of Javed, a British teen of Pakistani descent, growing up in the town of 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 the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when a classmate introduces him to the music of “the Boss,” Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in Springsteen’s powerful lyrics. As Javed discovers a cathartic outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to find the courage to express himself in his own unique voice.

Based on Sarfraz Manzoor’s acclaimed memoir Greetings from Bury Park, “Blinded by the Light” is a joyful story of courage, love, hope, family and the unique ability of music to lift the human spirit.

Run time: 1h 58m

Rated: PG-13

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The Light Between Oceans, 2016

March 9 | Independent 

Off the coast of Western Australia, a WW1 veteran and his wife raise a baby that they rescued from a drifting row boat.

 

Run time: 2h 13m
Rated: PG-13

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On the Basis of Sex, 2018

March 16 | Blockbuster

The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.

Run time: 2h

Rated: PG-13

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Erin Brockovich, 2000

March 23 | Oldie

The true story of an unemployed single mother who becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply.

Run time: 2h 11m

Rated: R

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Apollo 13, 1995
March 30 | Free Space 

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy. April 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of these events. 

Run time: 2h 20m

Rated: PG