Queer Movie Night

(Graphic by Elija Janka)

7:00-8:30 p.m. on the 4th Monday of each Month

Zoom link for Queer Movie Night: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85916588712

QUEER MOVIE NIGHT works like a book club; participants view the same movie independently, and meet via Zoom on the 4th Monday of each month for a group discussion of that month’s film. If you don’t have access to the movie or the service where he movie is streaming, have a question, or would like to be added to our QMN mailing list ( Queer Movie Night related information and occasional items or events of special interest are sent to this mailing list), contact us and we can help! Contact Queer Movie Night

Monday, January 24th, Rafiki (2018)

Rafiki is available to view through Kanopy.com free with your Library card.

Film Movement has this to say about Rafiki:

“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)!…”

Upcoming movies:


February 28th: Major! (2015)
March 28th: A Fantastic Woman (2017)

Contact Queer Movie Night

Under the Rainbow is supported by Edmonds Library, Edmonds Arts Commission, Seattle Storytellers Guild, Edmonds Neighborhood Action Coalition, and Pride Foundation.

Page Updated 12 January 2022

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