We are thrilled to announce that Jeremy Deller is our guest at our film night on Wednesday 17th January at Hackney Picturehouse.

The Turner Prize-winning artist joins host Paul Richards showing Tommy preceded by a Q&A.

Tommy is a 1975 British satirical surrealist operetta fantasy drama film written and directed by Ken Russell and based on The Who’s 1969 rock opera album about a “psychosomatically deaf, mute, and blind” boy who becomes a pinball champion and religious leader. The film features a star-studded ensemble cast, including the band members themselves (most notably, lead singer Roger Daltrey, who plays the title role), Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed, Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, Elton John and Jack Nicholson.

After seeing his stepfather murder his father during an argument over his mother, young Tommy goes into shock. As a teenager, Tommy stumbles upon a pinball machine and discovers he is a natural prodigy at the game. Fame and fortune follow for Tommy, as he becomes a pinball champion and later the messiah of a religious cult, which views his pinball skills as a miraculous sign of divine intervention.

Tickets are now on sale.