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As much a meditation on the perils of celebrity as a celebration of the magnificence of celebrity, Ken Russell’s Tommy is psychedelic brain-humping at its finest. In Russell's hands, Pete Townshend’s rock opera about the world’s 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 Admission is $4.
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