PURPLE RAIN + TOMMY

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Showings

Castro Theatre Tue, May 28 7:00 PM
Castro Theatre Tue, May 28 9:05 PM

Description

TUESDAY MAY 28 DOUBLE FEATURE
PURPLE RAIN 7:00
Prince Rogers Nelson was at the height of his popularity when he starred in this semi-autobiographical ?lm about a young musician in the Minneapolis nightclub scene. When not performing an incredible selection of Oscar-winning songs, he romances a budding singer (Apollonia) and battles his abusive father (Clarence Williams III) and a rival musician (Morris Day). Co-written, directed and edited by ?lmmaking dynamo Albert Magnoli. (1984, 111 min, DCP)

+ TOMMY 9:05
Madman Ken Russell wrote and directed this adaptation of The Who's hugely popular rock-opera about a deaf, dumb and blind boy who enters his own private world after witnessing the murder of his father. Desperate to cure their son, his mother and stepfather (Ann-Margret and Oliver Reed) take him to the Seeker (Eric Clapton), the Acid Queen (Tina Turner), a specialist doctor (Jack Nicholson). He gains fame as a pinball champion, beating the Pinball Wizard (Elton John) and becomes a messiah and attempts to lead a religious sect. Featuring the stunning 5-track 'Quintophonic' soundtrack, TOMMY is every bit as powerful and dazzling as it was in 1975. (112 min, DCP)