The Franco-American Collection at the University of Southern Maine,
Lewiston-Auburn College presents:

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

The Franco-American Collection at the University of Southern Maine invites
you to join us in-person at Lewiston-Auburn College 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
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des Arts et des Lettres
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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.

For more information or to RSVP, contact the FAC archivist, Anna Faherty at
[log in to unmask] or by phone (207) 753-6545.

*Anna Faherty*
Franco-American Collection
University of Southern Maine
Lewiston-Auburn College

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