Writer/Director Nikyatu Jusu will appear in person for a post-screening Q&A at a preview event on Thursday, December 1 at 7:30 pm.
In this psychological horror fable of displacement, Aisha (Anna Diop), a woman who recently emigrated from Senegal, is hired to care for the daughter of an affluent couple (Michelle Monaghan and Morgan Spector) living in New York City. Haunted by the absence of the young son she left behind, Aisha hopes her new job will afford her the chance to bring him to the U.S., but becomes increasingly unsettled by the family’s volatile home life. As his arrival approaches, a violent presence begins to invade both her dreams and her reality, threatening the American dream she is painstakingly piecing together.
Directed by local luminary, Nikyatu Jusu, Nanny took the Grand Jury Dramatic Prize at Sundance in 2022 making her only the second black woman director and Nanny the first horror film to win the award. Her next film projects will be made with Universal Studios and Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions.Learn More