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The best laid plans of mice and women... until Mom leaves you her bookstore in the Bronx.  

Brainy scientist Sarah, a doctoral student at Columbia University, is weeks away from following her very married boyfriend to Ohio when her mother dies suddenly, leaving Sarah the owner of a small but beloved Christian bookstore in the Bronx. Tasked with planning a culturally respectful funeral befitting the family matriarch, Sarah must juggle the expectations of her loving yet demanding family while navigating the reappearance of her estranged father all while grappling with what to do with the bookstore. Aided by an only-in-New York ensemble of Eastern European neighbors, feisty African aunties and a no-nonsense ex-con co-worker, Sarah faces her new responsibilities while figuring out how to remain true to herself.

Nana Mensah

Nana Mensah is an award-winning Ghanaian-American actor, writer and director. She wrote, directed and stars in the film Queen of Glory, for which she won Best Narrative Director at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival. She stars opposite Sandra Oh in The Chair, which is currently streaming on Netflix. Other roles include Netflix’s BONDiNG and NBC’s New Amsterdam.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    78 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    No, it's not a premiere
  • Director
    Nana Mensah
  • Screenwriter
    Nana Mensah
  • Producer
    Jamund Washington, Anya Migdal, Baff Akoto, Kelley Robins
  • Executive Producer
    Lidz-Ama Appiah
  • Co-Producer
    Cooper Troxell
  • Cast
    Nana Mensah, Meeko Gattuso, Oberon K.A. Adjepong
  • Cinematographer
    Cybel Martin
  • Editor
    Cooper Troxell