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Rafiki

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 1, 2019 at 8:30pm

One event on June 2, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on June 2, 2019 at 6:00pm

$7 – $9
Rafiki movie poster

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 love blossoms between them, 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)!
(83 minutes)

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Date:
June 2
Times:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
$7 – $9
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Venue

Hippodrome Theatre
25 SE 2nd Pl
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
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Phone:
352-375-4477
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Organizer

Hippodrome Theatre
Phone:
352-373-5968
Email:
social@thehipp.org
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