Tom of Finland

Wed Jan 17:
Thu Jan 18:
Sun Jan 21:
Thu Jan 25:
Fri Jan 26:

$12 General Admission
$9 Student/Senior
$7 Member

Dome Karukoski
Finland, Denmark, Sweden & Germany
2017
1h 55m

Discussion

Terry Miller, Brand Ambassador for Tom of Finland Foundation will be hosting the screenings on the 17th and 25th!

About

The proudly erotic drawings of artist Touko Laaksonen, known to the world as Tom of Finland, shaped the fantasies of a generation of gay men, influencing art and fashion before crossing over into the wider cultural consciousness. But who was the man behind the leather? Dome Karukoski’s stirring biopic follows his life from the trenches of WWII and repressive Finnish society of the 1950s through his struggle to get his work published in California, where he and his art were finally embraced amid the sexual revolution of the 1970s. Tom’s story is one of love, courage and perseverance, mirroring the gay liberation movement for which his leather-clad studs served as a defiant emblem.


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