Thursday, Dec 07, 2017 7:00p -
Emerson Paramount Theater
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Art, Date Idea, Film, LGBT, Social Good, University
Thursday, December 7: Tom of Finland
Dome Karukoski | Drama | 115 minutes | Finland, 2017
Film ratings: LGBTQ, I
Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of the homosexual and men around him even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specializing in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions. His work made famous by his signature “Tom of Finland” became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution. A discussion led by Assistant Professor Benoit Denizet-Lewis will follow the screening.
All screenings start at 7:00 pm and take place at Emerson’s Paramount Center Bright Family Screening Room, located at 559 Washington Street, Boston. Seating is first come, first served. There is no advance registration.
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