As much a meditation on the perils of celebrity as a celebration of the magnificence of celebrity, Ken Russells Tommy
is psychedelic brain-humping at its finest. In Russell's hands, Pete Townshends rock opera about the worlds greatest pinball player becomes an immorality play littered with gorgeous people (Ann-Margaret!), rock stars (Eric Clapton!), sensory overload (baked beans in white room!) and a beautiful rock star as your sensory-overloadin, would-be messiah (Roger Daltrey!). Tommy
gets toes tappin even as your synapses are snappin. The Webster Film Series presents the ultimate in cinematic excess at 8 p.m. at the Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood; 314-241-2337 or www.schlafly.com
). Admission is $4.
Wed., June 6