Le Grand Jack (Jack Kerouac’s Road) Documentary Screening and Q & A

  • Date: June 6, 2022
  • Time: 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Location: Franco-American Collection, Lewiston

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The Franco-American Collection at the University of Southern Maine invites you to join us in-person on Monday, June 6, 2022, 6 pm-8 pm, for a screening of the documentary Le Grand Jack (Jack Kerouac’s Road) A Franco-American Odyssey. Following the screening there will be a Q & A period with the filmmaker, Herménégilde Chiasson. 

Herménégilde Chiasson was born in New Brunswick, Canada in 1946, and is an Acadian poet, playwright and filmmaker. He also served as the lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick between 2003-2009. Monsieur Chiasson holds many titles and memberships, including: Officier de l'Ordre du Canada, chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la France, member of the Société royale du Canada, de l'Ordre du Nouveau-Brunswick and de l’Ordre des francophones d'Amérique, and is considered the “father of Acadian modernity.” 

The event, presented by the Québec Delegation in Boston, will include a presentation of the Franco-Route, an initiative championed by the Delegation, a presentation (on video) from the mayors of  St-Pacome and St-Hubert the villages Jack Kerouac's parents came from, a showing of the movie (subtitled in English) and a Q & A with Monsieur Chiasson, moderated by Marie-Josée Duquette of the Delegation. 


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