Jack Kerouac’s Road – A Franco-American Odyssey
Director: Herménégilde Chiasson Run Time: 55 min. Release Year: 2017
Starring: Albert Belzile, Bertholet Charron, Carl Helmy, Freddy Helmy, Mance Émond
Part documentary, part drama, this film presents the life and work of Jack Kerouac, an American writer with Québec roots who became one of the most important spokesmen for his generation. Intercut with archival footage, photographs and interviews, this film takes apart the heroic myth and even returns to the childhood of the author whose life and work contributed greatly to the cultural, sexual and social revolution of the 1960s.
The film will be preceded by brief recorded greetings from the mayors of St. Hubert de Rivière du Loup and St. Pacôme of Québec — the birthplaces of Kerouac’s parents. A 9-minute film created by St. Hubert students will follow.
Presented by the Kerouac Centennial Committee and the Québec Delegation of Boston