Ken Russell / GB, 1975 / 111 min.
The very first rock musical in film history is an over-the-top musical trip through the life of deaf, dumb and blind pinball sensation Tommy, who becomes an adored guru. This adaptation of The Who’s rock opera of the same title is by flamboyant genius Ken Russell, and is now restored in 4K.
As a child, Tommy Walker witnesses the murder of his biological father by his mother and stepfather. This traumatic event leaves Tommy deaf, blind and mute – he becomes a child no one wants. When Tommy turns out to be a genius at pinball, even defeating The Pinball Wizard, the unhappy child becomes an adored guru who the masses come to for answers…