THE NANA PROJECT **Includes Q&A with Director Robin Givens

Robins Givens I 2023 I 83 min I United States


Manhasset Cinemas Tue, Oct 24 7:00 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Release Year:2023
Running Time:83 min
Production Country:United States
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Mercedes Ruehl
Nolan Gould
Will Peltz
Morgan Fairchild
Charlene Tilton
Tony Todd
Nicky Whelan
Sierra McCormick
Director:Robin Givens
Producer:Anthony Del Negro
Carl Moelleberg
Shane O'Brien
Zach O'Brien
Screenwriter:Eric Ulloa
Extra Search Properties
Date Search:October 24 (Tuesday)
Venue:Manhasset Cinemas



This warm and delightful mockumentary stars Academy Award winner Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King, Hustlers), Nolan Gould  (Modern Family, Friends with Benefits) and Will Peltz (The List, Manifest).

Set primarily at Timeless Acres Retirement Home, the film follows a documentary crew who develop an interest in one of its star residents' feisty chess master Helen "Nana" Lewis (Ruehl). With the help of her friends, Nana begins training for the State Chess Championship. She plans on dominating the competition but her real plan involves reuniting her estranged grandsons, Andrew (Gould), a dedicated veterinary student and Cody (Peltz), a flashy male model and influencer. We follow Nana's journey in a hilarious and heartwarming family comedy about getting older and coming back together again.

A great ensemble cast includes Morgan Fairchild, Charlene Tilton (Dallas), Tony Todd (Candyman, Final Destination), Beth Broderick, Nicky Whelan (Hall Pass, Wedding Ringer), Sierra McCormick  (The Vast of Night, American Horror Story) among others.


ROBIN GIVENS began her career working on The Cosby Show and Diff’rent Strokes which led to her landing the successful television series Head of the Class.  Film credits include Boomerang, opposite Eddie Murphy, Head of State with Chris Rock, and Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys.  Recent series regular credits include the hit CW show Riverdale (which she also directed) and OWN’s Ambitions.  Her long running career as an actor led her to directing episodics, including the sixth season finale of Riverdale.  Other directing credits includes CW’s Dynasty, and six independent features.  Her latest was A Jenkins Family Christmas, with Golden Globe winner Regina Taylor.

CARL MOELLENBERG has been involved with some of Broadway's biggest hits since 2006. He has an innate instinct on which shows will resonate with audiences through their compelling stories or amazing music. This is his pure joy and motivation, but it also has translated to many shows becoming great successes.  Carl is grateful to have won 13 Tony Awards and has the rare achievement of 2/3 of his shows returning a profit. As Chairman of Dominion Pictures, Carl has been making his moves into the film industry and has a number of projects currently in different stages of production.