ELZA Premiere Event at MIST Harlem

Wed, Oct 10 at 12:00am


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We regret to announce that this event has been postponed due to a delay in the opening of our new venue space. We will be announcing the new date and time shortly. If you have already purchased a ticket it will be valid to use at the new date and time. If you cannot make that date/time when it is announced, we will honor a refund request. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding.


Elza, by Mariette Monpierre, is the first narrative feature film by a female filmmaker from Guadeloupe, the West Indies. It tells the universal story of a family in turmoil. Elza is the first college graduate of the family but swiftly ruins her mother’s happiness by leaving Paris to return to Guadeloupe in search of a fleeting childhood memory and a father who abandoned her. It’s reported that 60% of African American and Caribbean Children are estranged from their fathers. A shocking number, given that in many cases these fathers are alive and have simply neglected their responsibility to their families. Is it a coincidence that in most cases, these communities have a history of slavery wherein the father is taken from his family unit and used as a breeder while watching the selling of his children to other plantation owners? This breathtaking film offers an insider’s view of a lush island culture, capturing the beauty and contradiction of this family drama with passion and perseverance. This compelling film offers hope for future generations of fatherless children. Filmed in French with English subtitles, the film also includes music from French neo-folk-soul artist Stévy Mahy.

Advanced tickets: $30

Tickets at the door: $40

Hosted by MIST Harlem

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MIST Harlem

40 West 116th Street, New York, New York 10026, United States