TOM OF FINLAND

Film

TOM OF FINLAND

Presented with Harbor Masters of Maine

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.

Finland's official submission to the 90th Academy Awards: Official Site

Co-Presented with HARBOR MASTERS OF MAINE

Friday
January 19, 2018
7:00 PM

Doors open at 6:30pm

location:
SPACE Gallery
538 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101
$8
$6 for SPACE Members, Harbor Masters of Maine Members and Students w/ ID
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