Tommy

Tommy

classified 15

Era-Defining Soundtracks

Film

Sun 29 March 12:00

Director:
Ken Russell
Cast:
Roger Daltrey, Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed
Duration:
106 mins, 1974, UK
Primary language:
English

Only Ken Russell could have done full cinematic justice to Pete Townshend's psychedelic rock opera about a blind pinball wizard. His creative tour-de-force boasts an incredible cast of musical talent, including The Who, Elton John, Tina Turner, Eric Clapton, and errr… Jack Nicholson.

After witnessing the murder of his father, young Tommy goes into shock and loses his ability to see, speak or hear. When adult Tommy (Played by The Who’s frontman Roger Daltrey) has an encounter with a pinball machine it seems to re-awaken his senses and he soon becomes a pinball wizard with fame, fortune and messianic status following – but will these skills be enough for him to make it in the real world?

Featuring some of the most memorable visuals, sounds and performances in British cinema, there’s never been a movie musical quite like Tommy. At a time when British cinema mostly opted for dullness, Ken Russell and Pete Townshend showed us they could be daring, risky and madly inventive.


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Audio Description
Baby
Baby screening
Bite
Cinébites meal deal
D
Dubbed
DS
Descriptive Subtitling
Intro
Introductory Talk
QA
Q&A Session
R
Recorded
S
Subtitled
PS
Partially Subtitled
Times TBC
To be confirmed
CTBA
Certificate to be announced