Showcase Francophonie

Damien Robitaille

Jack Kerouac's Road - A Franco-American Odyssey

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.

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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.

— Damien Robitaille

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Film Credits

director
Herménégilde Chiasson
producer
Éric Michel
camera
Jean-Pierre Lachapelle
sound
Richard Besse
Yvon Benoît
Michel Charron
editing
France Pilon
sound editing
Alain Belhumeur
Louis Dupire
re-recording
Jean-Pierre Joutel
narrator
Michael Rudder
music
Robert M. Lepage
cast
Albert Belzile
Bertholet Charron
Mance Émond
Carl Helmy
Freddy Helmy
Guy Nadon
Clarence Poirier

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