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Pride in Hull Film Festival: TOM OF FINLAND
July 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm£6 - £7
Pride in Hull Film Festival presents: TOM OF FINLAND
Dome Karkowski | Finland | 2017 | 116 mins | Cert 18 | Finnish with English Subtitles
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Award-winning filmmaker Dome Karukoski brings to screen the life and work of one of the most influential and celebrated figures of twentieth century gay culture.
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 post-war Helsinki rampant with homophobic persecution, and men around him even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specialising 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.
Official Edinburgh Film Festival Selection
TOM OF FINLAND is rated 18 by the BBFC.
Pride in Hull Film Festival
Pride in Hull Film Festival returns in 2017 to celebrate and best of LGBTI+ cinema from across the world that you won’t see in the mainstream cinemas as part of LGBT50! T
Pride in Hull Film Festival aims to enrich the lives of LGBTI+ individuals that live in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire and bring new audiences to LGBTI+ cinema. Pride in Hull Film Festival will take place on 20 and 25 of July at a variety of venues.
Pride in Hull Film Festival is presented in partnership with Hull Independent Cinema, Pride in Hull and Hull UK City of Culture 2017.
Tickets are not available via the Vue Box Office online or at the cinema, and is not included in Vue’s £4.99 ticket deal. Tickets available via Hull Box Office online, over the phone or on the door on the night of the screening.
Tickets are unreserved seating – seat choice is first come, first served, upon doors opening.
Doors to the screening room will open around 10-15 minutes before the performance starts.
7:0pm3: Introductions, trailer reel (10-15 mins), main feature TOM OF FINLAND