Join us after the screening for a live Q&A with director Nana Mensah, hosted by Sope Dirisu for Bird's Eye View.

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.

Reclaim the Frame brings a broader perspective of the world by championing cinema by women & non-binary filmmakers. Run by Birds’ Eye View, a charity with a mission to advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion in film by fostering a community for those who make, show, release and watch them.


The film will be screening with SDH - descriptive subtitles and that the post-screening Q&A with Nana Mensah will have live captions.

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  • Director :
  • Nana Mensah
  • Starring :
  • Madeline Weinstein, Ward Horton, Nana Mensah, Meeko , Purva Bedi
  • Release Date :
  • 26 Aug 2022
  • Certificate :
  • 15
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