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Queen of Glory – Film
March 24 @ 7:00 pm
Friday / March 24, 2023 / 7:00pm
United States, English language with subtitles. 78 minutes. Directed by Nana Mensah. 2021.
Sarah Obeng (Nana Mensah), a doctoral student at Columbia University, is weeks away from following her boyfriend to Ohio when her mother suddenly passes away. Her inheritance is King of Glory, a small Christian bookstore serving the Ghanaian immigrant community in the Bronx. Tasked with arranging her mother’s funeral according to her family’s traditional expectations, Sarah navigates her plans to relocate while grappling with the bookstore.
Aided by an “only in New York” ensemble of Eastern European neighbors, opinionated aunties, and a no-nonsense ex-con employee, Sarah must face all her responsibilities while remaining true to herself.
Winner of a special jury award from the Tribeca Film Festival in 2021, this film is “a witty ode to immigrant daughters and the Bronx.”