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OUTWatch Film Series: Rafiki

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Date:
August 8
Time:
7:00 pm
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Cost:
$9.50 – $11.75
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Venue

Rialto Cinemas
6868 McKinley St
Sebastopol, CA 95472 United States
Venue Website

Sponsoring Organization

Rialto Cinemas
Phone:
707 525-4840
Email:
sebastopol@rialtocinemas.com

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