Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Story of The Acadians - Maine Debut this week

The Story of The Acadians will have its Southern Maine debut this week on Thursday, 21st September at 7pm at the Dyer Library/Saco Museum. There will be a post film discussion panel at 8pm made up of: Dr Layne Longfellow, who narrates the film, Dr Francoise Paradis, an Evangeline scholar, and Brenda Jepson, film maker.

The Story Of The Acadians is a tale of discovery, tragedy and determination which spans the 170 year history of the French settlement of North America. It begins in Maine at St Croix Island in 1604, follows the settlers to Nova Scotia, and ends in France at the Acadian Line.

For visitors or residents of Downeast Maine, The Story Of The Acadians also will be shown on Saturday, 23rd September at 2:30pm at The Grand Theater in Ellsworth, and on Saturday 23rd, September at Hammond Hall in Winter Harbor at 7:00pm. Layne, Francoise and Brenda will be present for panel discussions following each of these showings as well.

Also taking place this week will be a DVD/CD/Book signing at Borders Bookstore in South Portland on Friday, 22nd September at 3pm. Come and have a chat with Layne, Francoise and Brenda about a story they feel passionate about, and which has inspired their work. Anyone purchasing all three of their titles at the signing will get a 10% discount.