The Museum of Work & Culture, a division of the Rhode Island Historical Society, invites the public to a screening of Le Grand Jack (Jack Kerouac’s Road: A Franco-American Odyssey) on June 9, 2022, at 6 pm.
The program will feature a screening of this classic documentary which tells the story of Jack Kerouac from a uniquely French-American perspective. Prior to the film, guests will have the opportunity to learn about the Franco Route throughout New England, with exciting spots to visit in Woonsocket, along with informational videos about the villages where Kerouac’s family lived. Following the film, Le Grand Jack director Herménégilde Chiasson will take part in a live question-and-answer session. Wine, soda, water and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.
Tickets are $10 (cost of refreshment) and are available at shopmowc.com.
About Herménégilde Chiasson: Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick from 2003 to 2009, Chiasson is an Officer of the Order of Canada, Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France, member of the Royal Society of Canada, of the Order of New Brunswick and of the Order of Francophones of America. He is considered the “father of Acadian modernity.”
This event is presented by the Québec Delegation in Boston, the Consul General of Canada in Boston, and the Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques.