Where: Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway (Washington Ave.)
718-638-5000 Price: $16, General Museum Admission Included
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Rafiki (Wanuri Kahiu, 2018, 83 min.) follows a friendship that blossoms into love between two young women, Kena and Ziki, from feuding families in Nairobi, Kenya. The film was initially banned in its home country of Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, echoing the homophobia encountered by the protagonists in their community. Rafiki was also part of a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBTQ legislation, and has since been highly praised on the festival circuit as an up-and-coming classic of LGBTQ cinema. This screening opens with a performance by Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Mumbi Kasumba, who is featured on the film’s soundtrack.
Image caption and credit: Still from Rafiki (Wanuri Kahiu, 2018, 83 min.). (Photo: Courtesy of Film Movement)Buy tickets/get more info now