• Dir: Ken Russell

  • UK, 1975, English, 111mins, DCP

  • Cast: Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed, Roger Daltrey, Elton John, Eric Clapton

Ken Russell brings typically unflagging energyand an outrageous visual flair to his flamboyantadaptation of The Who's classic rock opera. Starring Roger Daltrey as the titular messiahfigure, Tommy spectacularly charts the spiritualjourney in a fallen world of a boy turned blind,deaf, and dumb by the murder of his father,only to become the reigning pinball champion (!) and subsequently an enlightened religious guru. The Who appears alongside Jack Nicholson anda host of rock legends (Elton John as the PinballWizard, Tina Turner as the Acid Queen, EricClapton as the Preacher) in a series of glitteringcameos set amidst eye-popping, psychedelicimagery that helped to make the film a cult favourite.

Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress – Comedy or Musical

26/5(Sun): Film talk with Lam Kam-po


In-theatre Screening