Rafiki - LAST DAY!

Jul 12 to Jul 18
Friday to Thursday 6pm ONLY!

Wanuri Kahiu - 2019 - 83m - Kenya - In English and Swahili w/ English subtitles - No Matinees

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)!

"VIBRANT...from its opening frames, RAFIKI IS BURSTING WITH LIFE!" – The AV Club

“RADICAL & IMPORTANT!” – Slant Magazine 

“KNOWS HOW TO CAPTURE THE WONDERFUL FEELING OF FALLING IN LOVE!" – The Stranger

“FRESH & COURAGEOUS! DESERVES TO BE SEEN!" – Sight & Sound

“A TRIUMPH! COLORFUL & DEEPLY POWERFUL!” – The Upcoming

“A MILESTONE!” – NPR  

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