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Tommy (VOSTF)
Location
Main screening room
Date
July 3rd, 2021
Duration
111 min
Cycle
Music!

Our summer cycle will be festive or not. Sound and image, song and dance, instrument and breathing, strings and gestures: so many possible combinations to express what cinema and music can achieve and express together. Musicals, concert films, catchy music. Jazz, classical, contemporary, disco, punk... Revolt and enchantment, distress and emphasis, joy and rhythm, melancholy and bass, laughter and stridency: diverse expressions characterizing cinema and music's historical alliance, will definitely make us fly, dream, dance!

From the 30's to the present day and across all possible genres, this cycle aims to open our minds at a time when we most need it. The first week of July will be an eventful one, as the cycle will open with several evenings in cabaret mode, where we will present for the first time concert films produced in Quebec during the confinement, with the participation of major artists of the current music scene: Klô Pelgag, Marie Davidson and Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

Tommy
Directed by
Ken Russell
Language
English with French subtitles
Actors
Roger Daltrey, Ann-Margret, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, Jack Nicholson, Pete Townshend
Origins
UK
Year
1975
Duration
111 min
Genre
Drama, Musical
Format
Digital
Synopsis

A deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a pinball master and, eventually, a cult guru. The film is based on the rock opera Tommy by The Who released in 1969.

Tommy

Ken Russell

Henry Kenneth Alfred Russell (3 July 1927 – 27 November 2011) was a British film director, known for his pioneering work in television and film and for his flamboyant and controversial style. His films in the main were liberal adaptations of existing texts, or biographies, notably of composers of the Romantic era. Russell began directing for the BBC, where he made creative adaptations of composers' lives which were unusual for the time. He also directed many feature films independently and for studios. (Wikipedia)

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Ken Russell's mad rock opera pinballs back into cinemas

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Music
The Who - Tommy (1969)
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