A 35th anniversary screening, featuring a new Digital Cinema presentation with the original Quintaphonic soundtrack

Featuring an onstage discussion hosted by Murray Lerner with special guest director Ken Russell

“He’s a pinball wizard
There has to be a twist,
A pinball wizard
S’got such a supple wrist.”
– Lyrics from Pinball Wizard by Pete Townshend

The Who’s electrifying rock opera features one of the greatest rock ’n’ roll scores of all time, which earned an Oscar nomination for Pete Townshend. The incredible cast is led by the Oscar-nominated Ann-Margret, and includes Townshend’s bandmates John Entwistle, Keith Moon, and Roger Daltrey as Tommy. It also features appearances by Elton John, Eric Clapton, Jack Nicholson, Tina Turner (as the Acid Queen) and other pop culture icons.

Murray Lerner is an Oscar-winning documentarian (“From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China”) and Academy member, whose work includes “Listening to You: The Who at the Isle of Wight Festival” (1970) and “Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who” (2007).

Directed by Ken Russell. Produced by Robert Stigwood and Russell. Screenplay by Russell; based on the rock opera by Pete Townshend. Robert Stigwood Organisation; Columbia. 1975. 111 minutes. Courtesy of Sony Pictures.

Event Information

Friday, May 21, at 7:30 p.m.
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Academy Awards Facts

Academy Award Nominee

Actress (Ann-Margret)
Music – Scoring: Adaptation (Townshend)

Ken Russell

Director Ken Russell prior to the 35th anniversary screening of “Tommy.”

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