French Film Screening: “Un rêve américain”


Saturday, March 23rd at 1:00 pm
Main Library

Join us at the Troy Public Library as the La Fédération franco-américaine du New York continues their 2018-19 film series with the screening of the documentary, “Un reve americain.” (NR, 92 min)

Franco-Ontarian musician Damien Robitaille introduces us to the extraordinary history of the people in the United States of French Canadian heritage. Driving from Montreal to Los Angeles, winding his way through New England, New York, 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 12 million strong. An epic journey into the heart of America, where people of French Canadian descent, helped open the frontiers of the American Dream.

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