The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard

October 3, 2014 7:00 pm @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Peter White Public Library

French Canadian Heritage Days begins with this award winning film about the Canadian hockey legend, Maurice Richard. The showing of this film is part of CineArts Films, sponsored by the Friends & Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library. Admission is free. This film tells the story of Quebec’s most famous hockey player, Maurice “The Rocket” Richard, focusing on the struggles of the French Canadian in the National Hockey League dominated by Anglophones. Richard exceeded the expectations of what an individual was capable of offensively in hockey, the first to score 50 goals in 50 games. He also became a symbol of French Canadian independence in Quebec and Canada throughout his lifetime.

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