Kenya, 83m, DCP

Showtimes & Tickets

Fri April 19

Since its premiere at Cannes last year, Rafiki has become a cause celebre 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-LGBT legislation. But this no agitprop: Rafiki is among the most uplifting and infectiously delightful films of the year. A Film Movement release

In English & Swahili with English subtitles

Official selection: Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival

Winner: Audience Award, NewFest

Exclusive Manhattan engagement

Filmmakers in person at select opening-weekend shows

A film by Wanuri Kahiu

Reminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee.”

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