The 2013 Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival was dedicated Dr. J. Gerald Lamoureux, of Woonsocket, who passed away this year. A lifelong resident of Woonsocket, Dr. Lamoureux was a strong force in the francophone community and worked to keep the Quebecois culture alive in Rhode Island. He worked with Flickers to help create the French Festival Jubilee Franco-Americain in Woonsocket in1995, and acted as its vice president for many years. This Jubilee grew into what is now the Rhode Island International Film Festival, which represents the entire world through its film selection while keeping a special spotlight on the French language-and Franco-American community in Woonsocket-by building strong partnerships with Quebecois and French organizations and festivals.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *