BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KSDK) – Tuesday marked the premiere of "Belleville," a quirky comedy about friendship and finding hope inspired by a city right in the Metro East.

"Belleville" stars actor Ted Trent, who grew up in Belleville. Residents who see the movie will recognize the clock shops, jewelry stores and fountain in the heart of town.

St. Louis actress Cooper Shaw is getting noticed for her "Belleville" performance. This week, she won Best Supporting Actress from the American Movie Awards.

Watch the video above to hear from Shaw.

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