U-M Africa Business Club African Film Festival.
One-day festival on April 9. At the State Theatre. $30 festival pass. $15 single movie at bit.ly/africafilmfest.
“Rafiki” (Wanuri Kahiu, 2018). A youthful lesbian romance set in Nairobi and bursting with colorful street style and music. A landmark court case allowed the film to be shown in Kenya, where gay sex is punishable by 14 years in prison. English & Swahili, subtitles. 1 p.m.
“Isoken” (Jadesola Osiberu, 2017). Nigerian romantic comedy in which an Edo woman falls in love with someone outside her community—far outside. 4 p.m.
“Atlantique” (Mati Diop, 2019). Senegalese supernatural drama rooted in real-world social commentary about a woman in love with one man and promised to another. The film was a 2019 critical favorite and selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. French, subtitles. 7 p.m.