Mr. Streit wrote the screenplay, contributed 3 songs to the sound track and portrayed Lt. Juan Oliver in this brand new, independent feature film from Céladon Films, LLC. Céladon, a metis hunter, urges his lover, Marianne, a Native slave, to flee Ste. Genevieve. Her refusal and his decision to take another slave in her place sets dramatic events in motion: manhunts, mysterious deaths, arrests, interrogations. Céladon cannot be found, but neither can he forget Marianne. Will he return? Will he free her? Based on a true story from 1773 and shot in the historic homes of Ste. Genevieve, MO, UTSS tells a tale of heroism and tragic love from the era of Native slavery and colonial rule in the central Mississippi Valley. Click the link to learn more about the making of the film and see the trailer.
Check out friend, band leader and film collaborator, Stace England’s, website. Stace is the Producer of our documentary, Confidence Man- the Hugh DeNeal Story, and a fine singer-songwriter in his own right. Stace England & the Salt Kings, have just released The Amazing Oscar Micheaux, a CD chronicling the life of this seminal African American filmmaker.
“From the village of Makanda in extreme southern Illinois, in a little hollow called Vulture Valley, comes a caustic acoustic cacophony known as The Woodbox Gang. . .” Website for Hugh DeNeal’s band where you can get a taste of his work prior to the release of Confidence Man.