Posted: Oct 21, 2013 10:57 AM
Updated: Oct 21, 2013 11:08 AM
On August 28, 2013, André Forcier, promoter of Acadian culture in Montreal, Canada, was inducted into the Order of Living Legends by the Acadian Museum of Erath. Warren A. Perrin, chairman of the Acadian Museum and Kermit Bouillion, director of the Living Legends program, inducted Forcier while they were in Canada during the Montreal International Film Festival.
Forcier is a Quebec film director and screenwriter, was born on July 19, 1947 and resides in Montreal. He is noted by his use of fantasy that is firmly rooted in Quebec's reality. In 1990, he won the Prix André Guérin. In 2003, he won the prix Albert-Tessier for an outstanding career in Quebec cinema. He has received six Genie Award nominations.
From September 11 through October 11, 2014 a retrospective will be shown of his films. In 1998, he came to Louisiana and filmed La Contesse de Baton Rouge. During the filming, he was hosted at the Acadian Museum Annex at Lake Peigneur.
During the induction, Rep. Stephen Ortego stated that Forcier had worked hard to do everything possible to promote Acadian culture in Quebec and Louisiana.