From the Festival Website: As her very name suggests, San Francisco midnight movie maven Peaches Christ has a passionate understanding of cinematic religiosity and cult rites. The devoted audiences at Peaches’ Midnight Mass events have come to expect everything from drag queen roller derby and live wrestling to intimate interviews within the show’s wild but well-conceived format, which brings the best B-movies back to the big screen. The same rare brand of ecstatic cinematic fervor found at Midnight Mass runs rampant through the outrageous career of Ken Russell (1927–2011), whose directorial vision allows ample room for holy mania and the excesses of classical music and romantic poetry, in addition to sex, drugs and rock and roll. All three of the latter are present and more than accounted for in the 1975 rock opera Tommy, which unites Ann-Margret, Roger Daltrey and Tina Turner (as the Acid Queen) at the peak of their star power in a frenzied tale of pinball wizardry and modern idolatry gone mad. For all their abundant sensation and irreverent spectacle, Russell’s films address human hopes and follies with subversive wit and wisdom, and even a hint of compassion. Tommy is no exception. It’s time for a trip to the Church of Ken Russell, where Peaches will be your preacher.
—Johnny Ray Huston
The movie starts at 11pm. We should be in line by at latest 10:30.
Buying tickets early is highly recommended. There is a link to by tickets on this page:
Dinner will be at:
1881 Post St,
Dinner will be 9:30. I have lots of red hair & my # is [masked]. Hope to see you there.