Tom of Finland

Sunday, November 12
2:30 PM

UVA : Newcomb Hall Theater
Add To Calendar 20171112 14:30 20171112 16:30 America/New_York VFF: Tom of Finland

After heroically serving his country in World War II, a decorated officer, Touko Laakonsen, returns home to Finland. Laakonsen finds that peacetime is overshadowed by the distressing oppression occurring against homosexuals in post-war Helsinki. As men are pressured to marry and start families in fear of homophobic persecution, Laakonsen seeks solace in his drawings of carefree homoerotic dalliance. In response to his subversive artistry, Laakonsen is praised as an early gay rights activist and his signature piece ‘Tom of Finland’ is recognized as an emblem for human rights liberation. Introduction by Matthew McLendon (UVA)

Supported by Cville Pride

UVA : Newcomb Hall Theater Virginia Film Festival