Join Riverfront Times Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

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 www.schlafly.com). Admission is $4.
Wed., June 6

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.

Speaking of...

Latest in Night & Day

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 21, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2020 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation