Queen of Glory – Opens August 12
Director: Nana Mensah Run Time: 78 min. Rating: Unrated Release Year: 2022
Starring: Elia Monte-Brown, Meeko Gattuso, Nana Mensah, Oberon K.A. Adjepong, Ward Horton
Tagline: Ghanaian-American Sarah is all set to abandon her Ivy League doctoral program to follow her married lover across the country when her mother dies suddenly and makes her the owner of a neighborhood bookshop in the Bronx.
Synopsis: ‘Queen of Glory’ is 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.
Critic Quotes: “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.”- The Hollywood Reporter
“Working with the cinematographer Cybel Martin, [Mensah] realizes a distinctive style that’s as memorable as the drama: she stages overlapping layers of activity in static frames that conjure poise amid turmoil.” – The New Yorker
“Mensah put her heart and experience out there on the big screen with Queen of Glory.” – Film Threat
Friday, August 12, 2022: 10:00AM, 9:30
Saturday August 13, 2022: 1:00, 5:30
Sunday, August 14, 2022: 6:30
Monday, August 15, 2022: 12:30, 5:00
Tuesday, August 16, 2022: 3:10, 7:40
Wednesday, August 17, 2022: 11:00AM, 6:20
Thursday, August 18, 2022: 12:30, 5:00
Ticket Prices: $12 Regular / $10 Students & Seniors / $9 Members