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Portland Queer Film Festival Opening Night:

TOM OF FINLAND

This year’s Opening Night Gala on September 29th will be a benefit for Cascade AIDS Project (CAP). CAP is the oldest and largest community-based provider of HIV services, housing, education and advocacy in Oregon and SW Washington.

TOM OF FINLAND

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 inhabitations. 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.

Join us immediately after the screening for the Opening Night Party!


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All tickets $15