This 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.