The Northampton Arts Council is an organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Lesbian Film Premiere: RAFIKI

WHAT: Lesbian Film Premiere: RAFIKI
WHEN: Saturday, May 18th, event begins with a social hour from 6 p.m. -7:00 p.m. and the show at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: the Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main Street, Northampton, MA

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at

RAFIKI is a beautiful love story and an award-winning film about two bright young Kenyan women who fall in love and support each other’s dreams to go to college and have careers. Shown at the Cannes Film Festival to rave reviews, RAFIKI is currently banned in Kenya by the homophobic government due to fears that it “overtly promotes lesbianism.” Join us in watching this wonderful film in honor of all LGBTQ people in Kenya who are denied the right to watch RAFIKI and the right to love who they want to love. Our global fight for LGBTQ equality continues. RAFIKI is one more powerful step forward.

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