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Québec Film: Louis Cyr: l’homme le plus fort du monde (Louis Cyr: The Strongest Man in the World)
March 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pmFree
Lowell, Massachusetts, late 19th century. Louis Cyr, a French-Canadian laborer working in a textile factory, is convinced by an Irish promoter to leave his family in order to demonstrate his immense physical strength at fairs across the country. His girlfriend, Mélina Comtois, also comes along on the trip that lasts six months and ends when the promoter takes off with all the money. Louis becomes an overnight sensation. Encouraged by his success, Louis only has one goal: to win the title of the strongest man in the world.
biographical drama, 2 h 10 min — in French with English subtitles
presented by David Massell, UVM Professor of History
This film screening is made possible thanks to the Québec Government Office in Boston.