Mar. 17, 2015 Screening & Discussion: «Un Rêve Américain»

A Screening of «Un Rêve Américain» (“An American Dream”)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 7:00PM
Franco-American Centre Franco-Américain
110 Crossland Hall, University of Maine, Orono

**Free and open to the public**

A screening of the Québec documentary film, «Un Rêve Américain» (“An American Dream”) (2013). Bruno Boulianne, dir.; Claude Godbout, writer. Claude Godbout, Bruno Boulianne and Damien Robitaille will be joining us for a discussion after the film.

In «Un Rêve Américain» Franco-Ontarian musician Damien Robitaille introduces us to the extraordinary history of the people in the United States of French Canadian heritage. Driving from New York to Los Angeles, winding his way through New England, Michigan, the Midwest and the legendary Far West, he brings the milestone events of their exodus to life. He uncovers a paradoxical, almost imaginary society dissolved into American life but still very much alive. During his travels he meets all kinds of engaging people and visits many places steeped in memory, and we begin to understand a multifaceted diaspora three centuries old and more than 11 million strong – more people of French Canadian descent than in all of Canada.

For more info, contact Dr. Frédéric Rondeau, frederic.rondeau@maine.edu

An event of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics, in collaboration with the Québec Government Office in Boston, the Franco-American Centre Franco-Américan, The Canadian American Center and the U. Maine Humanities Center.