Rafiki

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Showings

TBA Fri, May 31
TBA Sat, Jun 1
TBA Sun, Jun 2
TBA Mon, Jun 3
TBA Tue, Jun 4
TBA Wed, Jun 5
TBA Thu, Jun 6
Ticket Prices
General Public:$9.50
$6.75 (Before 5PM)
Members:$5.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$6.00
Film Info
Program:New Releases
MSPIFF Encore
Tags:LGBTQ
Adaptation
Romance
Release Year:2018
Runtime:83 min
Country/Region:Kenya
Language:English
Swahili
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Film Movement
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M_-ucSaFpU
Cast/Crew
Director:Wanuri Kahiu
Producer:Tim Headington
Cinematographer:Steven Markovitz
Screenwriter:Christopher Wessels
Editor:Wanuri Kahiu
Jena Cato Bass
Composer:Isabelle Dedieu
Principal Cast:Samantha Mugatsia
Sheila Munyiva

Description

MSPIFF38 Audience Choice Award Winner for Image of Africa - Fiction!

Wanuri Kahiu spins a breathtaking love story in a film based on the acclaimed short story Jambula Tree by Monica Arac de Nyeko. The film follows two young women, Keni and Ziki, as they meet and fall in love while living in Nairobi, their romance backlit by an atmospheric sense of wonder. While their love grows, outside tensions begin to threaten their safety, and soon it appears as though they will be forced to choose between a future together or apart. A powerful feat of cinema, Rafiki was banned in Kenya shortly after its premier due to its portrayal of LGBTQ themes, which are outlawed. And yet, it was Kenya's first feature film invited to the Cannes Film Festival, where it screened in the Official Un Certain Regard program to universal praise.


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