KC Pioneers viewing of Tom of Finland

 

Tom of Finland Movie opens Friday, December 8 at the Tivoli KC in Kansas City! Tickets will go on sale by Monday, December 4. Nightly showings start the 8th.

Howdy, all! We would love to have as many people in Kansas City get out and see this film!
If you can not make it to opening night on Fri the 8th with the Kansas City Bear Mafia, we invite you to come out on Sat the 9th and see it with KC Pioneers!

Tivoli says "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."

From Kino Lorber "The proudly erotic drawings of artist Touko Laaksonen, known to the world as Tom of Finland, shaped the fantasies of a generation of gay men, influencing art and fashion before crossing over into the wider cultural consciousness. But who was the man behind the leather? Dome Karukoski’s stirring biopic follows his life from the trenches of WWII and repressive Finnish society of the 1950s through his struggle to get his work published in California, where he and his art were finally embraced amid the sexual revolution of the 1970s. Tom’s story is one of love, courage and perseverance, mirroring the gay liberation movement for which his leather-clad studs served as a defiant emblem.

Please visit https://www.kinolorber.com/film/tomoffinland and http://www.tivolikc.com/ for more info!

If you can not see it Fri or Sat night, there are nightly showings all week, just get out and see it!
Thank you!
  • Tivoli KC
    4050 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City
  • Saturday Dec 9
    7:15pm-9:15pm
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