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TOM OF FINLAND

Tom of Finland

Sponsored by Florida Leather & Kink, Tampa Bay Bears and Tampa Bay Bondage Club

General Admission:  First come, First served seating

Dorme Karukoski, 2017, Finland, 115 min

Chances are the name Touko Laaksonen doesn’t ring any bells for most of us. However, “Tom of Finland” conjures the most prolific images of homoeroticism of the past forty years. Touko is the Finnish artist who revolutionized a movement and liberated a subculture to full notoriety. He drew what others were thinking and explored what could be, even as he lived in post WWII oppression in conservative Finland. His story is masterfully told by Award-winning filmmaker, Dome Karukoski (Forbidden Fruit, Heart of a Lion), deftly revealing the repressed man who found release only in the drawings of his fantasies and his reverence for the male body. Documentaries have delved into the politics and the controversy that inevitably shadows a liberator; but Karukoski made the wise choice to create a film narrative that focuses on the man behind the art – his angst, his dreams, his loves and ultimately, his genius. (SH) In Finnish with English subtitles.

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Date: October 8, 2017 - October 8, 2017
Cost: $
Venue: Tampa Theatre
Duration: 123 mins
Year: 2017
Language: Finnish
Subtitles: English
Director: Dorme Karukoski
Country: Finland
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Tampa Theatre
711 N Franklin St
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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