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Film screening: "Disappearances," with a talk by author Howard Frank Mosher

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--March 4, 2013.

An initiative by Héritage Sutton in partnership with the Salle Alec et Gérard Pelletier.

Salle Alec et Gérard Pelletier, 4-C Maple Sutton, QC.
Sunday, April 7, 2 p.m.
Entry: $10.00

A 2006 adaptation of Howard Frank Mosher's novel, Disappearances features Quebec Bill Bonhomme and his son Wild Bill in a madcap adventure of whiskey smuggling that reveals a mysterious family past that becomes a rite of passage for the son. The action takes place in 1932 in the north of Vermont, at the Abbaye Saint-Benoît and on Lake Memphrémagog when Prohibition was active in the United States. The screening of Disappearances coincides with the exhibition on Prohibition at the Musée des communications et d’histoire in Sutton from March 23 to October 31 2013.

Disappearances was brought to the screen in 2006 by Jay Craven and features Kris Kristofferson, Charlie McDermott, Gary Farmer, William Sanderson, and Luis Guzman as well as two great Québecois actors, Geneviève Bujold and Lothaire Bluteau. The screening will be preceded by a presentation of the characters and their historical roots by none other than Howard Frank Mosher. Many will have pleasant memories of his participation at the 2011 Wordfest in Knowlton. He talked then, with great humour, of another of his novels, Walking to Gatlingburg.