Film: Queer Icons: Tom of Finland – Daddy and the Muscle Academy

Tom of Finland – Daddy and the Muscle Academy
A Film on the Art, Life & Times of Tom of Finland 

Film: Ilppo Pohjola, 55 min, Finland, 1991
Plats: NOVA, Lunagallerian, Södertälje
Tid: Söndag 14 oktober kl.17.00
Språk: Finska, eng text

TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen) is one of the gay world’s few authentic icons. His drawings have had an enormous influence on gay identity – not only on the visual appearance of gay people, but also on their attitudes and self-understanding.

DADDY AND THE MUSCLE ACADEMY is the only film ever made with Tom of Finland. The film uses a variety of visual elements, including:

Tom of Finland in his own words.
Tom tells his own life story, starting with his childhood in rural Finland, and going on to the influence on him of WWII, his drawings and his experience in the United States. Tom also describes his drawing method and explains the personal and professional motives behind his drawings.

A retrospective of Tom’s drawings.
There are hundreds of Tom’s original works, starting with his early childhood drawings and first sketches. The development of Tom’s photorealistic style is illustrated using images from various magazines, books and posters spanning five decades. Tom’s last color originals are also included.

Tom’s men and their stories.
Leather men from different parts of the United States talk about how Tom’s drawings have influenced their own lives. There are also interviews with fellow artists Etienne and Nayland Blake, Bob Mizer of the Athletic Model Guild and Durk Dehner of the Tom of Finland Foundation.

Daddy and the Muscle Academy shows how Tom of Finland’s work passed from being the private fantasies of a man in Europe to underground images that shaped a generation’s ideas of how a gay man could look and act. – Tom’s work is a blueprint for the appearance and attitudes of gay men in the latter part of the 20th century.

Tom of Finland’s ultimate leather men are known and seen all over the world. They are key icons of Western visual culture.

TomOfFinlandTouko Laaksonen Tom of Finland

MALE MUSE
”Whenever I was depressed or disgusted, I would feel him, that spirit inside, urging me back to living, back to drawing, I believe there is a lot to the world that can’t be seen or touched, and if you turn away from that — especially if you are an artist — you are avoiding an important part of life, maybe the very heart of it.” — Tom of Finland

TOM ON HIS WORK
”Yes, I consider my work pornography. Pornography means to stimulate peoples’ sexual feelings, and I’m always very aware of that. My motive is lower than art.”

THE LOUVRE
“I know my little ‘dirty drawings’ are never going to hang in the main salons of the Louvre, but it would be nice if — I would like to say ‘when,’ but I better say ‘if’ — our world learns to accept all the different ways of loving. Then maybe I could have a place in one of the smaller side rooms.” (1991) — Tom of Finland

HAPPY SEXUALITY
“In those days, a gay man was made to feel nothing but shame about his feelings and his sexuality. I wanted my drawings to counteract that, to show gay men being happy and positive about who they were. Oh, I didn’t sit down to think this all out carefully. But I knew — right from the start — that my men were going to be proud and happy men!” — Tom of Finland

Source Tom of Finland Foundation

https://www.tomoffinlandfoundation.org/foundation/N_Events.html

 

 

Film: MADE IN SWEDEN Flyktingen av den sorgliga skepnaden / The Refugee…

Flyktingen av den sorgliga skepnaden + Regissörsbesök!


Film: Paula Urbano, konst/dok. 44 min. Sverige 2015.
Plats: BIO Estrad, Södertälje
Tid: 14 oktober kl 15.00

Vilka kroppsliga erfarenheter innebär det att leva i ovisshet, att lägga sitt öde i någon annans händer? Konstnären Paula Urbano lärde känna en man som sökt asyl, men blivit utvisad från Sverige. Filmen bygger på deras tid tillsammans, då hon följde honom mellan Flen, Eskilstuna, Bagdad och Teheran. Tittaren får själv navigera bland möjliga historier, och konfronteras kanske med sina egna fördomar längs vägen.

Efter visningen blir det samtal med regissör Paula Urbano.

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The refugee of the sad shape

Paula Urbano met an Iranian man that applied for asylum, but got deported from Sweden. The film takes form during the year she followed him from Flen, Eskilstuna, Baghdad and Teheran. In her artistic practice Urbano explores existential uncertainty. The viewer him/herself has to navigate through possible stories and is maybe confronted with his/her own prejudices along the way.

Q&A with Paula Urbano after the screening.

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More about Paula Urbano:  www.paulaurbano.com 

Film: Mr Gay Syria

Mr Gay Syria

Film: Ayşe Toprak, Dokumentär 85 min. Turkiet 2017
Plats: BIO Estrad, Södertälje
Tid: 14 oktober kl 19.30

Mr Gay Syria är så mycket mer än en skönhetstävling, det är en aktivistkampanj och ett försök att generera internationell uppmärksamhet för den livshotande situation som många hbtq-personer från Syrien befinner sig i. Genom tävlingens dramaturgi lär vi känna Husein och Mahmoud, två av alla de deltagare som riskerar sina liv för att få möjlighet att börja om i väst. Hör deras berättelser och stöd deras kamp.

filmen presenteras i samarbete med Cinemaqueer

 

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Mr Gay Syria

Mr. Gay Syria follows two gay Syrian refugees who are trying to rebuild their lives. Husein is a barber in Istanbul, living a double life between his conservative family and his gay identity. Mahmoud is the founder of Syria’s LGBTI movement and is a refugee in Berlin. What brings them together is a dream: to participate in an international beauty contest as an escape from their trapped lives and an answer to their invisibility. Will the dream come true or will the refugee crisis and the harsh consequences of being gay in the Muslim world shatter it to pieces?

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Tattoo Studio: StaDemonia Sole & Sara

Tattoo Studio: StaDemonia Tattoo

Tid: Lördag 13 oktober kl. 13.00- 17.00
Plats: Verkstan NOVA, Lunagallerian, Södertälje

Kom och gadda dig hos StaDemonias grymma Sole eller Sara! Inför Queermove förbereder de fina motiv för den som vill tatuera sig Om du har en ide som behöver ritas upp, hör av dig i god tid till sara@stademonia.com

Vi arbetar med queer konst och vegantatuering, ställer ut queera konstnärer och bjuder in queera tatueringsartister!

StaDemonia Tattoo är Soledad Aznar och Sara Swanson som för 13 år sedan öppnade StaDemonia Tattoo Barcelona tillsammans. Sedan ett år bor de i Stockholm och driver StaDemonia Stockholm på Kungsholmen.

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Soledad Aznar

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Kortfilm: El Casamiento / The Marriage SVERIGEPREMIÄR!

El Casamiento / The Marriage 

Film: Víctor Quintero, Sergio Rey, fiktion 26 min. Spanien 2017
Plats: LUNAGALLERIAN/NOVA/FILMRUMMET, Södertälje
Tid: Lördag 13 oktober kl 16.00 & Söndag 14 oktober kl 16.00 Två visningar!
Språk: Spanska, eng text

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Idag är det Suso och Ricards bröllopsdag. Alla är där, och äntligen, efter åratal tillsammans ska de fira sitt bröllop! Det är bara ett problem. Alla, utom Susos bitchiga farmor vet vad som firas… El Casamiento / Bröllopet är en välspelad, värmande och stundtals både dråplig och hjärteknipande historia om dagen de snyggaste bögarna i stan kommer ut för den läskigaste matriarken en nånsin träffat!

Today is the most important day in the lives of Suso and Ricard: after several years in a relationship they’re going to get married. Ricard comes from a Catalan family of rancid lineage; Suso, from a humble one in La Mancha. Both of their families are delighted with the marriage. Well, not all: Adela, Suso’s grandmother, will be present at the dinner, but unaware that what’s being celebrated is her grandson’s wedding day.

FRAME 001_ELCASAMIENTOHoy es el día más importante para la vida de SUSO y RICARD: tras varios años de relación van a darse el sí quiero. Ricard viene de una familia catalana de rancio abolengo; Suso, de una manchega y humilde. Todos sus familiares están encantados con el enlace. Bueno, no todos: Adela, la abuela de Suso, presente en el banquete, no sabe que lo que realmente se está celebrando es la boda de su nieto pequeño.

 

VICTORQUINTERO&amp;SERGIOREY (1)

 

Víctor Quintero & Sergio Rey som regisserat El Casamiento / The Marriage

Performance: The Tender Protest Series – Mariana Suikkanen Gomes

The Tender Protest Series 

Performance med Mariana Suikkanen Gomes

När: Lördag 13 oktober 2018
Tid: 19:00
Plats: NOVA/Hörsalen, Lunagallerian Södertälje
Språk: engelska

Föranmälan: Gratis biljett!

Mariana Suikkanen Gomes är en scenkonstnär vars verk placerar sig i skärningspunkten mellan personliga möten, kollektiva aktiviteter och performativa presentationer. I The Tender Protest Series undersöker hon ömhet och sårbarhet i ett arbete tillägnat minnen, ritualer, brandtal, bekännelser och sensoriska spår. Research kring liveness, den emanciperade skådespelaren och publiken som vittne/deltagare flätas här samman med scenkonstnärlig aktivism i relation till samtida rörelser som radical softness och body acceptance.

Mariana har en kandidatexamen i LIVE ARTS från Kingston University och en masterexamen, Den autonoma skådespelaren, från Stockholms dramatiska högskola. Som performer har hon arbetat med bland andra Sidney Leoni, Lundahl & Seitl samt Marina Abramovic och ingår i ett långsiktigt och hängivet samarbete i trion GLQ/GomesLechQuigley.

Föranmälan. Drop-in i mån av plats. Stängda dörrar under performance.

The Tender Protest Series genomförs med stöd av Köttinspektionen Dans och Weld.

 

The Tender Protest Series 

Performance with Mariana Suikkanen Gomes

Mariana Suikkanen Gomes is an artist and performance-maker dedicated to practices and rituals that locate themselves in the intersection between personal encounters, collective activities and performative presentations. In The Tender Protest Series she explores the realms of memory, intimacy, tenderness and vulnerability interlacing research on liveness, the emancipated actor and audience as witness/participant with artistic activism in the fields of radical softness and body acceptance.

Mariana holds a BA (Hons) in LIVE ARTS from Kingston University and an MA, The Autonomous Actor, from Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. She is involved in various loving collaborations, most intensively as one third of the collective GLQ/GomesLechQuigley. As a performer she has worked with, among others, Sidney Leoni, Lundahl & Seitl, Marina Abramovic and Lynsey Peisinger.

Tickets can be booked thru Billetto:

The Tender Protest Series is supported by Köttinspektionen Dans and Weld.

 

 

 

Kortfilm: MADE IN SWEDEN, Art & Activism2 @janabringmelove

@janabringmelove

Film: Jana Bringlöv Ekspong, 4.30 min. Sverige 2016
Plats: Bio ESTRAD, Södertälje
Tid: Söndag 14 oktober kl 20.30
Språk: Svenska, eng text

Josef kan inte somna om efter en mardröm, och loggar istället in och har webb-sex med @janabringlove 473 km bort. Men det är något som inte stämmer. Vem är @janabringlove och var befinner hon sig egentligen? Jana Bringlöv Ekspong har regisserat och skrivit manus till den här Västerbottniska Tinder-rysaren där hon också spelar en av rollerna. En effektivt berättad film som borde avskräcka de flesta från att bete sig som en idiot. Behave!

 

@janabringmelove

Josef tries to flee the feeling of a bad dream. He goes online where he meets the phantom @janabringlove on webcam. But the consequences of the meeting are not what he imagined. @janabringlove is fed up with the degradation of pleasing others.

The film is a part of the Swedish Film Institute’s call for best horror scripts under 5 minutes.

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Jana Bringlöv Ekspong born 1978 in Umeå, Sweden have been working with film productions since year 2000. As make-up artist, script supervisor, awarded actress and script writer. Among her previous work as script writer, the film Undress Me in which she also acted, got a Teddy Award at Berlinale 2013.

 

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