FILM PREMIERE: Sons & Daughters of Thunder | Sterling

Thursday, Apr. 18, 2019 6:00 pm until Thursday, Apr. 18, 2019 8:00 pm
FILM PREMIERE: Sons & Daughters of Thunder | Sterling

The Dillon Home in Sterling is a key player

In 2013, husband and wife film-making team, Kelly and Tammy Rundle moved back to the area from Los Angeles and began to explore our region.

They casually visited the Dillon Home for a tour, and realized it could work as a key location for the interior shots of the Harriet Beecher Stowe home for their new film, "Sons & Daughters of Thunder." After that, things moved very quickly, and the Dillon Home was soon transported back in time to the pre-Civil War era when it was originally built for Brigadier General Edward Needles Kirk.

It is going to be so exciting to see the Dillon house transformed into the Stowe home, and how the debates at those times leading up to what may be considered the seminal event of the abolition movement -- the publication of "Uncle Tom's Cabin."

Dillon Home souvenirs, as well as DVD's of the movie, will be available for purchase before and after the show.

Showtimes & Tickets

Thursday, April 18 at the Sterling High School Centennial Auditorium at 6:00

Tickets are $5. They are available for purchase online by visiting, or in-person at the box office beginning April 1. 


Centennial Auditorium at Sterling High School 1608 4th Avenue

Box Office Hours are Monday - Friday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Box Office Phone number is 815-622-3248 

Movie Synopsis

A young Harriet Beecher's, played by acclaimed stage actress Jess Denney, exposure to the debates and Weld's continuing work to free the slaves sparked a flame that led her to write her magnum opus "Uncle Tom's Cabin."


"Sons & Daughters of Thunder" is co-produced by Kent Hawley, and by Fourth Wall Films, owned by Emmy® nominated filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle, a film and video production company specializing in historical documentaries for public television broadcast and DVD home video.    

"Copyright Fourth Wall Films" 


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