Tom of Finland biopic movie comes to Boston

homoeroticThis past September I wrote about Dome Karukoski’s biopic of artist, Touko Laaksonen, who is best known as “Tom of Finland”. The movie follows Laaksonen from the trenches of WWII and the repressive Finnish society of the 1950s through his struggle to get his work published in California. Eventually Laaksonen’s provocative art was adopted by the gay liberation movement for which his leather-clad drawings served as a defiant emblem.

Boston’s Wicked Queer Film is co-hosting an early screening of Tom of Finland (which opened in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles in October) at Emerson College’s Paramount Theater on Thursday, December 7th, which has been put on by Emerson’s Bright Lights.

CLICK HERE: to see the preview showing of Tom of Finland
Presented by Bright Lights Series at Emerson University

Tickets are free for as long as seats remain available at Paramount Ticket Box.
The screening will take place in the Bright Family Screening Room  at the Paramount located at 559 Washington Street (near Chinatown and DTX T stations). The doors open at 6:30PM.

If you cannot join Wicked Queer at this preview showing, the movie will play at the Kendall Square cinema in Cambridge, starting Friday, December 15th. For showtimes and more details visit the Kendall Square Cinema website.

3 responses to “Tom of Finland biopic movie comes to Boston

  1. Kevin J. Matthews

    Do you know if the gay themed film “Call me by your name” will be playing in the Boston area in the near future? My partner & I saw the “Tom of Finland” biopic in Providence at the end of November and liked it VERY much!

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