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As the director of Bend It Like Beckham, Gurinder Chadha is no stranger to making quirky but inspirational films. That’s a trend she continues with Blinded By The Light, which finds a British-Pakistani kid struggling to find himself in late ‘80s England. He does that through the music of Bruce Springsteen, which he’s introduced to via his Sikh friend Roop, played in the movie by a great Aaron Phagura. The A.V. Club sat down with both Phagura and Chadha recently to talk about The Boss, the self, and how to make a movie work all around the world.

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Marah Eakin

Marah Eakin is the Executive Producer of all A.V. Club Video And Podcasts. She is also a Cleveland native and heiress to the country's largest collection of antique and unique bedpans and urinals.