Nov 2, 2017
Metro Cinema (Garneau Theatre)
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 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.
Rainbow Visions is thrilled to present the official Alberta Premiere of this amazing new film, presented by our friends at FRUIT LOOP.
6:30pm – Doors | DJ
7:30pm – Film
9:30pm – Opening Night Reception (Metro Lobby | Licensed | Cash Bar)