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Rafiki: Newark Museum Black Film Festival 2019

July 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

83 min |2018 | Drama

Host: SuSu Stewart, Chairwoman,

The City of Newark LGBTQ Concern Commission

Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society.

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)!

Made possible by: Bank of America

Details

Date:
July 17
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.newarkmuseum.org/newark-black-film-festival-schedule/adult-cinema-schedule

Venue

Newark Museum
49 Washington
Newark, New Jersey 07102 United States Minor Outlying Islands
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Phone:
973-596-6550