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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
June 7, 2006
Los Angeles, CA

Outfest: The LA Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
In conjunction with the
TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
present:
That Man: Peter Berlin
A Film, with Director Jim Tushinski & Peter Berlin!


Peter Berlin by Peter Berlin
 

Peter Berlin by Peter Berlin

Wednesday June 7, 7:30 PM, Rigler Theatre @ the Egyptian Theatre
General public ticket price: $9

SPECIAL VIP TICKETS: $25
Includes:
* The Pre-party, with Peter Berlin & Jim Tushinski at 6 PM *
Each Numbered Ticket Will Also Enter You in the
Special Raffle of Original Erotic Art Held Before the Screening

* The film *
* The After-party *

Call 213.250.1685
or e-mail Administration@TomOfFinlandFoundation.org
to get on the VIP list!

With his trademark Dutchboy haircut, Tom of Finland physique and over-the-top-skin-tight fashion, Peter Berlin became the poster boy for hedonistic gay male sex iconography in the sexually liberated 1970s.

Director Jim Tushinski spent 18 months with Berlin, tracing his life over the past 40-years with interviews, astonishing archival footage and photos awash in eroticism, intrigue and insight that paints a touching portrait of the elusive subject.

In person: Peter Berlin and director Jim Tushinski.


QUOTES FROM INTERVIEWEES

“[Peter] created an image that he lived, as near as I could tell, twenty four hours
a day for the enjoyment of the rest of us.”

Armistead Maupin

“I give [Peter] great respect for living that extreme a lifestyle...and in San Francisco it is possible to live like that.”

John Waters

“I remember porn stars before Peter Berlin, but there weren’t that many that you knew their names. There weren’t that many that had a persona that was so
extreme, and so really defined.”

John Waters

“As a filmmaker, I would say that Peter is probably closer to my style of making films than anyone else who made films in my period. That's why I liked his
films...”

Wakefield Poole

“I think I reflected what was going on at the time and [Peter Berlin] was an extension of the time. He pushed the envelope.”

Jack Wrangler

“That's the way he lived his life. He just couldn't be bothered. He's like the Greta Garbo of porn.”

Rick Castro

“Peter Berlin has endured all this time, which is remarkable. Decades have passed and he's still remembered.”

Robert W. Richards

“I think Peter Berlin's photographs are more like paintings than they are photographs.”

Dan Nicoletta

“His whole body is a sexual thing. He’s a full body genital.”

John F. Karr

“…One day on the stairs, there he was. I mean it was Peter Berlin because he still looks like Peter Berlin--the same hair and the same pants, nearly.”

Robert Boulange

“I didn't know who Peter Berlin was at the time. I just thought, 'He's somebody. He's one of a kind.”

Guy Clark

Venue:
The Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028 · Map · 323.466.3456

Outfest Website

That Man: Peter Berlin Website

Advance tickets available at the Fandano Website

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"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