Tom of Finland + Q&A (with East End Film Festival)

Friday 30 June – 9:00pm

Hackney Picturehouse,The Glory – £

In partnership with East End Film Festival. 

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The incredible story of Tom of Finland comes the big screen in Dome Karukoski’s thrilling biopic. Charting a personal journey from repressed, scarred WW2 army officer to underground-then-overground fame, the experiences of Touko ‘Tom’ Laaksonen (a towering Pekka Strang) charts the fortunes of gay men in the twentieth century, as well as how his buff, leather-clad erotic art turned the emblems of their oppressors against themselves. Finding fame and an eternal legacy, Tom’s story is one of coming out and coming to America; of biceps and heavy, heavy leather.

+Q&A with director Dome Karukoski

All ticket holders will be treated to a cocktail courtesy of Tom of Finland Vodka at the screening. Simply visit the Gallery Bar with your ticket on your way into the screening to collect your free drink! 

Followed by Tom: The Afterparty at The Glory! 

21:00-02:00 / Free before 10pm, £6 after - Shows and go-go all night long

It’s time to grab your harness, slip into that Scout uniform, and make your way to the best queer pub in East London!Expect a night of Tom-themed entertainment and more leather than a herd of cattle. Go-go dancers, drag acts, strippers, and classic tunes to get you sweating through your cut-offs!

PLUS we want to see you in your best Tom-inspired outfits. We’ll be awarding prizes for the best looks, courtesy of our friends at the Tom of Finland Store:

Category is: Leather. Plaid. Denim. Socks and jocks. Down by the docks. Tom boys. Tom girls. Save a horse, ride a Cowboy. Men in uniform. Men out of uniform. Cops. Robbers. Builders. Bulges. Flannel fantasies. Postmen’s packages. Seaman chic. Kake realness.

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