Queen Of Glory

Thursday 1th September

A PhD student’s life is thrown into disarray when her mother dies suddenly and makes her the owner of a neighbourhood Christian bookshop in the Bronx, in writer-director-star Nana Mensah’s funny and charming film.


Sarah Obeng (Mensah) is the brilliant child of Ghanaian immigrants, who is preparing to quit her Ivy League PhD program to follow her lover to Ohio. When her mother dies suddenly and bequeaths Sarah a Christian bookstore in the section of the Bronx where she was raised, Sarah must must cope with death, betrayal and cultural expectations while dealing with her estranged father, her married boyfriend and the ex-con who is now her employee.

A follow-up on the classic immigrant’s tale, Queen of Glory provokes laughter and empathy, as its heroine is reborn through her inheritance.

“Mensah’s tightly conceived, witty and compassionate dark comedy is a love letter to children of Ghanaian immigrants and to the Bronx” – Hollywood Reporter

After the screening on Fri 26 Aug at 6.20pm, stay for a cuppa and chat at Death Café. The Death Café movement happens all over the world and is time to chat about a subject that affects us all. The concept of Death Café is people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. The objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session.

Death Café is hosted by Rachel Smith. Rachel is a humanist funeral celebrant also a dramatherapist who specialises in working with families affected by a cancer diagnosis and supports families to write books to leave behind for the children at end of life, with a project called Writing for the future. Monthly Death Cafés are run in conjunction with James Brown Funeral Directors in Dunmurry.