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Rafiki

Rafiki

OUTWatch Film Series
Thu, Aug 8!

Bursting with the colorful street style & music of Nairobi's vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that "good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives" - but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety.

Initially banned in Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, RAFIKI won a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBT legislation. Featuring remarkable performances by newcomers Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva, RAFIKI is a hip tale of first love "reminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee" (Screen Daily) that's "impossible not to celebrate" (Variety)!

In English and Swahili with English subtitles
Thursday,
August 8 Only!
Film Facts
Running Time
83
Genre
LGBTQ
African Diaspora
Drama
MPAA Rating
NR
Starring
Samantha Mugatsia
Sheila Munyiva
Patricia Amira
Dennis Musyoka
Directed By
Wanuri Kahiu
Admission & Prices
Adult $11.75
Senior (62+) $9.50
Child (11 and under) $9.50
Bargain Show
Daily, before 5:30pm, $9.95
3D Upcharge $2.50