Directed by Delisa Richardson, Dan Steadman
U.S / 2023
28 minutes

Based upon extraordinary true events, this is the story of Eliza Rone, an enslaved woman who, in 1856, worked for the richest family in St. Louis - the Campbells.

Cinema St. Louis and the Hi-Pointe Theatre are pleased to offer this free screening of the historical short dramatic film “Eliza”, which recently premiered during the 23rd annual St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase in July. The film won awards for Best Makeup and Hairstyling and Best Actress Kazia Steele in the lead role. 

The event will also feature a post-film discussion and Q&A with co-director Delisa Richardson, Andy Hahn with the Campbell House Museum, and key cast members: Kazia Steele (“Eliza”), Meg Davis (“Virginia Campbell”), Tom Taylor (“Robert Campbell”), Tammy Duensing (“Lucy Kyle”), and AG Shaw (“John Rone”). The discussion and Q&A will be moderated by Kevin Coleman-Cohen, director of the film "Pretty Boy," which was also a winner of two awards at the Showcase, Best Director and Best Drama.

The event is free and open to the public, but a ticket is required.