Queen of Glory
CAST: Meeko, Nana Mensah, Russell G. Jones DIRECTOR: Nana Mensah TUESDAY FILM SERIES | AUG. 16, 2022 | MASKS OPTIONAL
The story of Sarah Obeng, the brilliant child of Ghanaian immigrants, who is quitting her Ivy League PhD program to follow her married lover to Ohio. When her mother dies suddenly, she bequeaths her daughter a Christian bookstore in the Pelham Parkway section of the Bronx where Sarah was raised. A follow-up on the classic immigrant's tale, Queen of Glory provokes laughter and empathy, as its heroine is reborn through her inheritance.
The child of Ghanaian parents herself, Mensah traverses the polyglot turf well, infusing details with astute affection and understated laughs.Lisa Kennedy, New York Times
At its core, Mensah's tightly conceived, witty and compassionate dark comedy is a love letter to children of Ghanaian immigrants and to the Bronx, the borough in which she and her protagonist grew up.Lovia Gyarkye, Hollywood Reporter