Surreal Reels: Tommy

Dir: Ken Russell | UK | 1974 | 106 mins |
Cast: Roger Daltrey, Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Paul Nicholas | Documentary

A boy witnesses a violent act that leaves him in shock, and he appears to lose the ability to hear, see or speak. An encounter with a pinball machine seems to re-awaken his senses and he soon becomes a ‘pinball wizard’ – but will these skills be enough for him to make it in the real world?Ken Russell’s 1970s rock musical is a creative tour-de- force that boasts the most incredible cast, including The Who, Elton John, Tina Turner, Eric Clapton and even Jack Nicholson.

Screening as part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO.

All times listed are the programme start time unless otherwise stated. Films start approx 30 mins after the programme start time.