JEREMY DELLER FILM NIGHT ON WED 17TH JAN

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.