Rafiki

Showings

Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Thu, May 2 7:00 PM
Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Sat, May 4 2:30 PM
Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Sat, May 11 2:30 PM
Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Wed, May 15 7:15 PM
Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Sun, May 19 1:30 PM
Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Sat, May 25 7:30 PM
Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Sun, May 26 5:00 PM
Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Fri, May 31 7:30 PM
Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Sat, Jun 1 5:00 PM

Description

Part of the 2019 Spring WV International Film Festival!

About this Film:

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.

What the critics are saying:

The film is sharp at rendering the hesitancy of their flirtation, as well as the forces - parental expectations, religion, an ever-watchful gossip - arrayed against them.

Ben Kenigsberg
New York Times

A lyrical ode to finding a kindred spirit amidst an uncaring majority.

Odie Henderson
RogerEbert.com

From its opening frames, Rafiki is bursting with life.

Katie Rife
AV Club