Tommy (1975)

The iconic Ken Russell film based
on The Who's 1969 rock opera album at
University of West London, Weston Hall
St Mary's Road, Ealing W5 5RF
8.00pm on Friday 14th

  
  
Presented in partnership with
Classic Cinema Club Ealing

   

Click here for our Box Office:  tickets at £7 (with concessions for seniors and students)

 

After seeing his stepfather murder his father during an argument over his mother (Ann-Margret), young Tommy goes into shock, suddenly becoming psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind. As a teenager, Tommy (Roger Daltrey) stumbles upon a pinball machine and discovers he is a natural prodigy at the game.

Fame and fortune follow for Tommy, as he first becomes a pinball champion and later the messiah of a religious cult who view his pinball skills as a miraculous sign of divine intervention. Tommy achieves this whilst remaining in a catatonic state.

Tommy's mother becomes increasingly frustrated and throws him through the mirror, literally shattering him to his awakening, which ultimately leads to both the family's rise and downfall as people initially try to emulate Tommy's path then rebel against it ....