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Utah Film Center presents: Rafiki

2019-05-21 19:00:00 2019-05-21 21:00:00 America/Denver Utah Film Center presents: Rafiki Main Library 210 East 400 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Tuesday, May 21
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-05-21 19:00:00 2019-05-21 21:00:00 America/Denver Utah Film Center presents: Rafiki Film Screening with the Utah Film Center Main Library 210 East 400 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Main Library

Auditorium

Film Screening with the Utah Film Center

Rafiki
Directed by Wanuri Kahiu
83 min | 2018 | Kenya | Not Rated
Presented in English & Swahili with English subtitles.
Cast: Samantha Mugatsia, Sheila Munyiva, & Patricia Amira

Post-film discussion organized by Utah Pride Center. Details to be announced.

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).

Winner: Audience Award–2018 NewFest; Official Selection: 2019 Toronto International Film Festival

AGE GROUP:   Adults  

EVENT TYPE:   Performances & Presentations   Movies  

TAGS:   Utah Film Center  

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About the library

NOTE: The Main Library's Rooftop Terrace is closed through 2020 for repairs and renovations.

Salt Lake City's Main Library, designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie in conjunction with VCBO Architecture, opened in February 2003 and remains one of the most architecturally unique structures in Utah. This striking 240,000 square-foot structure houses more than 500,000 books and other materials, yet serves as more than just a repository of books and computers. It reflects and engages the city's imagination and aspirations. The structure embraces a public plaza, with shops and services at ground level, reading galleries above, and a 300-seat auditorium.

A multi-level reading area along the Glass Lens at the southern facade of the building looks out onto the plaza with stunning views of the city and Wasatch Mountains beyond. Spiraling fireplaces on four floors resemble a column of flame from the vantage of 200 East and 400 South. The Urban Room between the Library and the Crescent Wall is a space for all seasons, generously endowed with daylight and open to magnificent views.

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