Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 326: Fri Nov 22

Tommy (Rusell, 1975): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 6.15 & 8.50pm

This great re-release is part of the BFI musicals season (details here). The film is on an extended run at BFI Southbank - full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Ken Russell projects the religious frenzy of 
The Devils and the aesthetic paroxysms of The Music Lovers onto the Who's rock opera, and the results are somewhere between the apocalypse and Andy Warhol. This 1975 film's inventiveness begins to flag about halfway through, but by then it's a relief. If only Wagner could have lived to see this. With Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed, Elton John, and Eric Clapton.

Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the new BFI trailer.

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