Kenya, 83m, DCP

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Screened April 19–May 2, 2019

Since its premiere at Cannes last year, Rafiki has become a cause célèbre across the globe. This vibrant tale of two teenaged girls falling in love despite their feuding families and conservative social mores was banned in its native Kenya for its positive portrait of queer romance, only to spark a landmark court case chipping away at the country’s anti-LGBTQ legislation. But this is no agitprop: Rafiki is among the most uplifting and infectiously delightful films in some time.

In English and Swahili with English subtitles.

Official selection: Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival

Winner: Audience Award, NewFest

Exclusive NY engagement. A Film Movement release.

Director Wanuri Kahiu in person at select opening-weekend shows!

A film by Wanuri Kahiu

Reminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee.”

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