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"Tom of Finland”

Tom of Finland

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

Co-Presented with HARBOR MASTERS OF MAINE


What
Community Event, Film Screening

When
January 19, 2018 7:00PM through January 19, 2018 10:00PM

Where
SPACE Gallery
538 Congress St, Portland, Maine 04101
http://space538.org | 207-828-5600

Cost
$8, $6 SPACE + HMoM members + students, http://space538.org/events/tom-finland