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COMING SOON OPENS MAY 10

Rafiki

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 they fall in love, 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)!

Opening at

Glendale on May 10th
Royal on May 10th
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Runtime: 83 min
Language: English, Swahili

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Tickets for "Rafiki" will go on sale no later than Tuesday, May 7th at 7pm.
BE ADVISED: Ticketing may begin earlier. Please check back regularly for updates.