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Imagenation’s Cocktails and Sol Cinema

Queen of Glory

Queen of Glory

Writer, first-time feature director, and star Nana Mensah (Netflix’s The Chair and NBC’s New Amsterdam) provides a rare glimpse into New York’s Ghanaian-American community in this charming slice-of-life dramedy. A scientist set to leave the city with her married boyfriend must cope with the death of her mother, cultural expectations, and the journey of self discovery that are at once deeply rooted in her Ghanaian-American experience, yet universal in nature.

Having been hailed as “a witty, compassionate ode to immigrant daughters in the Bronx” (The Hollywood Reporter) when it premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2021, this winning indie film from an original voice on the cinematic scene comes to the Apollo’s intimate Soundstage. In addition to the film screening, this social gathering allows for audience response with cocktails, a live DJ, and a post-show conversation with ImageNation’s founder Moikgantsi Kgama and the filmmakers.  This program will be taking place on the Apollo’s Soundstage.

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Africa Now Festival

The influence of Africa continues to explode around the globe, revolutionizing not only music but driving trends across all facets of culture. This season, the Apollo’s Africa Now! Festival returns for its eight year to celebrate this ever-growing prominence by presenting the best cultural innovators from the African diaspora.

About ImageNation

ImageNation Cinema Foundation is an innovative Harlem-based non-profit created to develop cinemas and audiences for independent films and music, that depict the global Black experience. ImageNation’s goal is to empower Black communities by presenting a variety of public programs that foster media equity, media literacy, solidarity, cross-cultural exchange and highlight the humanity of Pan-African people worldwide. ImageNation has presented internationally in South Africa, Scotland and Canada; and domestically at Harvard University, MASS MOCA, Lincoln Center and in Dallas, TX, Los Angeles, CA, Baltimore, MD, Chicago, Ill, Indianapolis, IN, and Washington DC. Programs have featured appearances by luminaries such as Spike LeeLee DanielsAva DuVernayStanley NelsonRuby DeeErykah BaduChuck DRaoul PeckIndia. Arie and many others. ImageNation is a founding partner in AFFRM, a national film distribution collective, founded by Ava DuVernay.

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