Book now to attend the March 17 world premiere in London of Kenyatta: Do Not Wait Your Turn and meet PA’s  Rep Malcolm Kenyatta at our  DA reception: a ground-breaking, inspiring, rising star in PA and national politics


Sponsored by DAUK  and the DA PA State Team, we have secured a block of a limited number of tickets for the premiere. If you do not manage to purchase a ticket, there is more capacity for the reception with Rep. Kenyatta following the screening.

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Screening and Reception (cash bar only) $30.00

Reception only: (cash bar only)  $10.00

In 2022, winning the Pennsylvania Senate seat was critical for Democrats. The race for the Democratic nomination was lively, engrossing and brought Malcolm Kenyatta to the national spotlight. After John Fetterman won the nomination, Rep. Kenyatta hit the campaign trail for him and other Democratic candidates, helping to create a blue wave in Pennsylvania – winning the Senate seat as well as critical State offices.


Since the US Senate was first convened in 1789, Pennsylvania has had 53 senators. They have all been white men.

This documentary charts Malcolm Kenyatta’s personal story of community activism, his aims and ambitions, and his effort to become the first openly gay person of color to hold a seat in the United States Senate. He hoped to mirror what he had achieved in 2018 when he was elected to the PA House of Representatives for District 181 in Philadelphia – at 28 years old – and as the first openly LGBTQ person of color to be elected to a PA state office.

One of Kenyatta’s key messages is the urgency of dealing with deep poverty: “I consistently call it the moral and economic issue of our generation.”

Kenyatta also stresses the need for different voices to be heard and for people to step up and get involved.

“I’m not just a representative of the LGBTQ community; I’m also a person of color, a young person, and I grew up poor as hell.

It’s powerful that so many people are no longer listening to conventional wisdom. You no longer have to wait your turn. The time for turns is over, and people have to step up and run. I recognized that being an activist wasn’t enough, so I quit my job and used all of my savings and said, “I hope this works out.” I’m lucky I was able to win.”

Interview with Philadelphia Magazine March 23, 2019

About the film:

The film, which is receiving rave reviews, will join the international film festival circuit soon after its London premiere. “This skilfully produced and timely film draws us into the ranks of Kenyatta’s enthusiastic army of supporters. By the final lap you’ll find yourself on the edge of your seat, with bated breath, hoping against hope that this inspiring politician will win.” (Wema Mumma, British Film Institute)

This film is part of the BFI 2023 Flare Festival which is dedicated to showcasing the best new LGBTQIA+ films.

Book now. You will come away inspired and energized.

Please note that this is an in-person only event. 

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March 17, 2023 at 6:00pm – 9pm London Time


British Film Institute, NFT2 Southbank

0 Belvedere Rd

London SE1 8XT

United Kingdom

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Film Committee ·


Mar 17 2023


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


British Film Institute
NFT2 Southbank, SE1 8XT