The incredible story of Tom of Finland comes the big screen in Dome Karukoski’s thrilling biopic. Charting a personal journey from repressed, scarred WW2 army officer to underground-then-overground fame, the experiences of Touko ‘Tom’ Laaksonen (a towering Pekka Strang) charts the fortunes of gay men in the twentieth century, as well as how his buff, leather-clad erotic art turned the emblems of their oppressors against themselves. Finding fame and an eternal legacy, Tom’s story is one of coming out and coming to America; of biceps and heavy, heavy leather.
In partnership with Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest. All ticket holders will be treated to a cocktail courtesy of Tom of Finland Vodka at the screening. Simply visit the Gallery Bar with your ticket on your way into the screening to collect your free drink!
Note: Bus 277 from outside the Picture House goes directly to The Backstreet
Hackney Picture House, Mare Street, Hackney, London, United Kingdom
Celebrate the Tom of Finland London Premiere, Friday 30 June, 22:00
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