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Power bottoms, Ladies who Punch, Kenyan girls in love, and a dominatrix

We also look at the salacious new tell-all about 'The View.'
Tags: Ad Friendly, Entertainment, Feature, Bonding, Ladies Who Punch, Rafiki, Shit An Opera, Someone Great, Translash


This Is The Director Who Sued Her Government For The Chance To Show Her Film In Her Own Country

Wanuri Kahiu isn’t happy with how much trolling and nastiness she’s gotten since her film Rafiki was banned in Kenya because it positively depicted a same-sex relationship. But middle fingers up to the haters: “Days before Rafiki was banned, it was selected for Cannes. Now she has two Hollywood projects on the go: a sci-fi series for Amazon Prime, and a gig directing Millie Bobby Brown of Stranger Things, in a young adult drama produced by Reese Witherspoon, making her the first African woman t...
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Reese Witherspoon, People, Kenya, Kathryn Bigelow, Rafiki, Millie Bobby Brown, Wanuri Kahiu, 04.12.19, Cannes Now


This Director Made A Film About Young Lesbians In Kenya, And Her International Career Is Soaring. At Home, She Gets Death Threats.

Wanuri Kahiu’s Rafiki won raves at Cannes and beyond, and she’s now become the first African woman to get a major Hollywood studio deal. In Kenya, “Kahiu has been trolled on social media, threatened with arrest and suffered endless offensive comments, sometimes from members of her own family. ‘I have seen the vilest of comments come out of people I love,’ she says.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Media, Kenya, Cannes, Rafiki, SJ, Wanuri Kahiu, 04.12.19, Kenya Kahiu


The Full Trailer for The Lion King is Here!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Full Trailer for The Lion King is Here! Walt Disney Pictures has released the full trailer for The Lion King, offering brand new footage from the film and a first look at some of the classic characters. Check out the trailer for The Lion King in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function()...
Tags: Movies, John Oliver, Disney, Broadway, Jon Stewart, Seth Rogen, James Earl Jones, Jon Favreau, Scar, Luke Cage, Rafiki, Donald Glover, Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Kamari


Check Out 50 The Lion King Trailer Screenshots!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Check Out 50 The Lion King Trailer Screenshots! This morning Walt Disney Pictures released the full trailer for The Lion King, and now ComingSoon.net has 50 screenshots plus comparisons to the original 1994 animated classic. Check out the Lion King trailer screenshots in the gallery below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; google...
Tags: Movies, John Oliver, Disney, Screenshots, Broadway, Jon Stewart, Seth Rogen, James Earl Jones, Jon Favreau, Scar, Luke Cage, Rafiki, Donald Glover, Simba, Nala, Mufasa


Actress in banned lesbian film 'Rafiki' wins award

Kenyan actress Samantha Mugatsia was named the best actress at Africa's biggest film festival for her lead role in the movie.
Tags: Africa, Cnn, Rafiki, Samantha Mugatsia


Fespaco: Banned lesbian love story Rafiki wins award

Africa's largest film festival awards Samantha Mugatsia for her banned depiction of a lesbian character.
Tags: News, Africa, Rafiki, Fespaco, Samantha Mugatsia


Disney Debuts Nostalgic Trailer for ‘The Lion King’

It’s the circle of life — the first full length trailer for Disney’s live action remake of “The Lion King” dropped during Sunday’s Oscars. The new footage opens with a familiar scene set to the chant from “The Circle of Life” as the sun rises and Rafiki lifts Simba over the kingdom. The voice cast […]
Tags: News, Disney, The Lion King, Rafiki, Simba


Watch the New TV Spot for The Lion King from The Oscars!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Watch the new TV Spot for The Lion King from The Oscars! Walt Disney Pictures has released a new TV spot for The Lion King during The Oscars broadcast! Check it out in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([0, 0], [[300...
Tags: Movies, John Oliver, Disney, Broadway, Jon Stewart, Seth Rogen, James Earl Jones, Jon Favreau, Scar, Luke Cage, Rafiki, Donald Glover, Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Kamari


First Trailer for Wanuri Kahiu's Lesbian Romance 'Rafiki' from Kenya

"I've seen how you look at me." Film Movement has released an official US trailer for the acclaimed indie drama Rafiki, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year and received quite a bit of attention as the first film from Kenya to ever play in the festival. From writer/director Wanuri Kahiu, the film is about a romance between two young girls in Kenya, still considered a taboo and choice that likely may lead to violence. Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva star as the two leads...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, US, Kenya, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Rafiki, Indies, To Watch, Kena, Ziki, Wanuri Kahiu, Samantha Mugatsia, Sheila Munyiva, Vitalis Waweru


Amy Sedaris Joins Disney’s The Lion King in New Role

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Amy Sedaris joins Disney’s The Lion King in new role Amy Sedaris (BoJack Horseman, My Life as a Zucchini, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) has been added to the cast of Disney’s upcoming live-action The Lion King movie, Variety has confirmed. The comedian will be voicing an original role, portraying an elephant shrew. Named for long noses that resemble elephant trunks, the animal is native to Africa and known for its speed. Sedaris is currently starring in At Home with Amy S...
Tags: Movies, John Oliver, Africa, Disney, Netflix, Broadway, Jon Stewart, Seth Rogen, James Earl Jones, Jon Favreau, Scar, Luke Cage, Kimmy Schmidt, Rafiki, Donald Glover, Simba


The Live Action Lion King Has Made A Lot Of Changes To Rafiki

The new trailer for the brand new version of The Lion King is here and it shows us a lot of the same, but there are some differences in one character.
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Watch the First Teaser Trailer for the Live-Action The Lion King!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Watch the first teaser trailer for the live-action The Lion King! Walt Disney Studios has released the first official teaser trailer for the live-action remake of The Lion King! Get a first look at the brand new version of the classic film in the player below! Lions rule the African savanna in The Lion King, which welcomes Donald Glover (Atlanta, Solo: A Star Wars Story) as future king Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (Dreamgirls, “Lemonade” visual album) as Simba’s friend-tu...
Tags: Movies, John Oliver, Disney, Broadway, Jon Stewart, Seth Rogen, James Earl Jones, Jon Favreau, Scar, Lions, Luke Cage, Rafiki, Donald Glover, Simba, Nala, Mufasa


Voices from the 20th Mumbai Film Festival: #MeToo, Affordable Art and 5 Great Films

The Mumbai Film Festival began as a modest affair, though with the sponsorship of Fox’s Star network and telecom giant Reliance Jio in recent years, it’s exploded into a prestigious destination for cinema the world over. This year, the festival’s 20th , saw both premieres of Indian art-house films as well as arrivals of various 2018 festival darlings — Cannes, Berlin, Venice, you name it — but what separates the Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI for short, after parent organization Mumbai Academy of...
Tags: Movies, India, America, Features, Fox, Middle East, Kenya, Lars von Trier, Steve McQueen, Mumbai, Reliance Jio, Ama, Philip, Jo, Riley, Rafiki


New Music: Smino “L.M.F.”

Smino and Monte Booker is one of the best producer-rapper partnerships in rap right now. But the St. Louis spitter also has excellent chemistry with Sango; between “blkswn” and “Khlorine,” Smino’s dexterous drawl slides effortlessly into pocket over the Soulection producer’s quirky, speaker-rattling sounds. Today, the pair are back with a new collaboration called “L.M.F.” which not only extends their unbeaten streak, but contains an incredible Lion King reference (“Said she Rafiki, you a lio...
Tags: Jazz, St Louis, New Music, Rafiki, Sango, Said, Monte Booker, Smino, Khlorine Smino, Mufasa Baby


Theme Park Bits: Teaser for Harry Potter Coaster, Infinity Gauntlet Sippers Return, Weird Easter Eggs at Disneyland

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: See the first concept for the Harry Potter coaster that’s set to open in Islands of Adventure next year. Watch 4K video of SeaWorld Orlando’s new raft ride, which contains the world’s tallest water drop. Infinity Gauntlet Sippers are back in supply at Disneyland. Note to eBay buyers: the gems aren’t real. Guess which two totally random, non-Disney movies have Easter eggs at Disneyland Resort. Rafiki has received a stay of execution but Stitch’s Great Escape ...
Tags: Movies, Ebay, Disney, Harry Potter, Tokyo, Theme Parks, Peter Pan, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, Avengers, Caribbean, Tomorrowland, Animal Kingdom, Disney World, Infinity


‘Huge win’ as banned Kenyan film is allowed limited showings

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The first Kenyan feature film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival has received overwhelming audience support since a court temporarily lifted a ban imposed by censors over the film’s gay content, a lawyer said Friday. “Rafiki” went from being screened once a day in one theater in Nairobi on Sept. […]
Tags: News, Cannes film festival, Nairobi Kenya, Nairobi, Rafiki, Nation & World


Ban on film depicting women’s love story to resume in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A lawyer says the first Kenyan feature film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival has gotten overwhelming audience support since a court temporarily lifted a ban imposed by censors over the film’s gay content. Sofia Leteipan says “Rafiki” went from being screened once a day in one theater in Nairobi […]
Tags: News, Kenya, Nairobi Kenya, Nairobi, Rafiki, Nation & World, Sofia Leteipan


'Rafiki': The Lesbian Love Story That Kenya Banned And Then Unbanned

In the hopes of becoming an Oscar contender, the Kenyan film board allowed the movie to play in Nairobi for a week. Director Wanuri Kahiu sees it as the beginning of a fight for freedom of expression.(Image credit: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images)
Tags: News, Kenya, Nairobi, Rafiki, Loic Venance, Wanuri Kahiu


Rafiki’s Planet Watch is closing at Disney World’s Animal Kingdom

Rafiki’s Planet Watch, part of Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, with it's final day open to the public on Oct. 20.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Disney, Usa Today, Disney World, Rafiki


Kenya Temporarily Lifts Ban On ‘Rafiki’ To Make It Eligible For The Oscars

But that’s only because a judge overruled the country’s film board, which had said that the film – about a lesbian romance – “was an attempt to ‘legitimize lesbianism’ in the East African nation, where homosexuality is illegal.” The ban is lifted for one week only, which will make the film eligible for the Academy Awards.
Tags: Art, Media, Kenya, Rafiki, 09.21.18


Cinemagoers celebrate at Kenyan screening of banned lesbian drama

A judge has temporarily lifted the ban on Rafiki to allow it to be entered for an OscarRafiki, an acclaimed film portraying a lesbian romance that was, until Friday, banned in its home country Kenya, showed on Sunday to a cheering full house audience in Nairobi.Nairobi residents will be able to watch Rafiki during daytime-only screenings at the Prestige Cinema in the capital for a week after a judge on Friday temporarily lifted a ban on the film, making it eligible to be entered for an Oscar. Ra...
Tags: Film, Africa, World news, Culture, Awards and prizes, LGBT rights, Kenya, Oscars, Rafiki, Nairobi Nairobi, Drama films, Prestige Cinema, Oscar Rafiki


Kenya lifts ban on lesbian film Rafiki ahead of Oscars

A Kenyan judge temporarily lifts a ban on a film about a lesbian love affair ahead of the Oscars.
Tags: News, Kenya, Rafiki


Kenyan Judge Lifts Ban on LGBT Film ‘Rafiki,’ Enabling It to Qualify for Oscars

A Kenyan judge has temporarily lifted the ban on Wanuri Kahiu’s “Rafiki,” paving the way for the LGBT love story – which premiered in Cannes – to be submitted for the foreign-language Oscar race. In her ruling, Judge Wilfrida Okwany said Friday she was “not convinced that Kenya is such a weak society that its moral […]
Tags: News, Global, Kenya, Cannes, Rafiki, Wanuri Kahiu, Wilfrida Okwany


Kenya lifts ban on lesbian film 'Rafiki' making it eligible for Oscars

A Kenyan high court has temporarily lifted the ban on 'Rafiki' a movie about love between two women.
Tags: News, Stories, Kenya, Rafiki


Kenya briefly lifts ban on lesbian film Rafiki ahead of Oscars

A judge temporarily allows the screening of a film about a lesbian love affair ahead of the Oscars.
Tags: News, Kenya, Rafiki


Kenya briefly lifts ban on gay film to allow for Oscar submission

Judge’s decision on Rafiki, which premiered in Cannes, hailed by filmmakers but decried as ‘a great insult’ by Kenyan film boardKenyan cinemagoers will be able to see a critically acclaimed film banned in the country for promoting lesbianism, but only for seven days a judge has ruled.The decision makes Rafiki, meaning “friend” in Swahili, eligible to be entered for a foreign language Oscar, delighting the filmmakers but angering Kenya’s censor. Continue reading...
Tags: Human Rights, Film, Africa, World news, Culture, LGBT rights, Global development, Kenya, Cannes, Rafiki


Director of banned Kenyan film about lesbian romance sues government

Wanuri Kahiu has filed a lawsuit to make Rafiki eligible for an Oscar, appealing against Kenya’s hardline conservative laws regarding homosexualityThe Kenyan director of a movie banned in her home country for telling a love story about two women has filed a lawsuit seeking to lift the ban so it can be considered as the country’s Oscars entry, court documents show.Rafiki, which means friend in Swahili, premiered at the Cannes film festival, the first Kenyan film to do so. It is adapted from an aw...
Tags: Film, Censorship, Africa, World news, Culture, Festivals, LGBT rights, Kenya, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Rafiki, Wanuri Kahiu, Monica Arac de Nyeko


Scriptnotes, Ep 356: Writing Animated Movies — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August and this is Episode 356 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. This week Craig and I have switched places. He is in Europe while I am back in Los Angeles. Luckily I am not alone. Across from me I have Linda Woolverton, a screenwriter whose credits include The Lion King, Homeward Bound, Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent, and of cours...
Tags: Twitter, Europe, Elsa, London, La, China, Tim Burton, Disney, Nbc News, US, Toronto, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Broadway, Pacific Rim, Cbs