Queen of Glory, a contemporary comedic follow-up on the classic immigrant’s tale, written & directed by Nana Mensah (Netflix’s The Chair, 13 Reasons Why, An African City), is the latest film to receive BFI FAN New Release Support. The film will be released theatrically by Bohemia Media on 26 August 2022.
Since summer 2018, BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) has been supporting four new release films each year to help exhibitors across the UK engage with more diverse audiences and programme titles that they traditionally would not book. BFI FAN members that screen New Release titles receive support from BFI FAN including marketing resources and social media budget.
‘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.
Nana Mensah is a Ghanaian-American writer, director, producer, and actress who not only stars in Queen of Glory, but also wrote, produced, and directed it. Most recently, Mensah was a staff writer on Season 2 of Random Acts of Flyness at HBO and is currently staff writing on Amazon’s The Power. She also co-wrote and co-starred in Season 2 of Netflix’s Bonding. Previous film credits include: IFC’s Farewell Amor (which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival), Like Father, The King of Staten Island, and the upcoming A24 film After Yang. Previous TV credits include: Madame Secretary, Evil, Little America, New Amsterdam and 13 Reasons Why.
BFI FAN members that screen Queen of Glory can expect and request:
- Audio descriptive and captioned versions of the film
- Marketing pack and assets including programme notes
- Possible in-person director Q&A available to book.
- Freelance marketing support in every Film Hub area
- Advice from Inclusive Cinema for exhibitors putting on accessible screenings
- Budget for Facebook/social media ads
Queen of Glory is released on 26 August 2022 and can be booked by contacting contact Delphine Lievens: firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous New Release titles that have been support include the award-winning Sound of Metal from Vertigo Releasing, Another Round from StudioCanal, Limbo from MUBI, Balloon from Day for Night, Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn from Sovereign Film Distribution and Ali & Ava from Altitude Film Entertainment.