7 PM | The Plaza Theatre | 18A
Directed by WILLAIM FAIRMAN AND MAX GOGARTY
2015 | Germany | 83 mins | 18A
In hidden basements, bedrooms and bars across London, “Chemsex” is a documentary that exposes frankly and intimately a
dark side to modern gay life. Traversing an underworld of intravenous drug use and weekend-long sex parties, “Chemsex”
tells the story of several men struggling to make it out of ‘the scene’
alive — and one health worker who has made it his mission to save them. While society looks the other way, this powerful and
unflinching film uncovers a group of men battling with HIV, drug
addiction and finding acceptance in a changing world.
(short before the feature film)
Directed by BLAKE MAWSON I 15 min
Set one evening in present-day Moscow, 16 year-old Pyotr is baited by an ultra-nationalist group known for their violent abductions and attacks bolstered by Russia’s LGBT propaganda law, but Pyotr has a dangerous secret.
Tom of Finland
9 PM | The Plaza Theatre | R
Directed by DOME KARUKOSKI
2017 | Finland | 115 mins | R I 9 PM
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 and 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.
9 PM | 914 Centre Street N
Due to last year’s over-dominating success, the KINK PARTY is
back for 2017. Throw on your army boots, chaps, chains and join us for sexy night of provocative fun following two sexy films, ChemSex and Tom of Finland.
Don’t forget to head over to the Naked Leaf for our Programmers’ Corner series after both features. Drink tea whilst debriefing about the great films you’ve just watched!