QUEEN OF GLORY, from Director-Star Nana Mensah, a Charming, Modern Take on the Classic NYC Immigrant’s Tale, Opens in Theaters on July 15

DIRECTOR-STAR NANA MENSAH CAPTURED THE“BEST NEW NARRATIVE DIRECTOR” AWARD AT TRIBECAWITH THIS CHARMING, MODERN TAKE ON THE CLASSIC NEW YORK CITY IMMIGRANT’S TALE

Brainy scientist Sarah Obeng (Nana Mensah, Netflix’s “The Chair“), a doctoral student at Columbia University, is weeks away from following her very married boyfriend to Ohio when her mother dies suddenly. Her inheritance? A small, but beloved, Christian bookstore in the Pelham Parkway section of the Bronx where she was raised in the tight-knit Ghanian immigrant community. Tasked with planning a culturally respectful funeral befitting the family matriarch, Sarah must juggle the expectations of her loving yet demanding family while navigating the reappearance of her estranged father all while grappling with what to do with the bookstore. Aided by an only-in-New York ensemble of Eastern European neighbours, feisty African aunties and a no-nonsense ex-con co-worker, Sarah faces her new responsibilities while figuring out how to remain true to herself. 

Aside from capturing the “Best New Narrative Director” Award at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival, QUEEN OF GLORY also won the “Best Feature Film” at the San Diego International Film Festival, the “Excellence in Directing” Award at the Hamptons International Film Festival and “Best Narrative Feature” and the Indie Memphis Film Festival. Among its many festival nominations, QUEEN OF GLORY received a pair at the 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards including “Best First Feature.”

QUEEN OF GLORY (2021)

Written & Directed by: Nana Mensah

Cast: Nana Mensah, Meeko Gattuso, Oberon K.A. Adjepong, Adam Leon, Russell G. Jones, Anya Migdal

Produced by: Jamund Washington, Kelley Robin Hicks, Baff Akoto, Anya Migdal

Associated Produced by: Loryn Lopes

Director of Photography: Cybel Martin

Additional Photography: Jason Chau

Edited by: Cooper Troxell

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