Copyright 2002-2014, Francophone Film Festival of Kalamazoo
by Martine Chartrand
Québec, 2012, 11'
in French with English subtitles
This animated film by Martine Chartrand recounts the friendship between a young Félix Leclerc and Frank Randolph Macpherson, a Jamaican chemical engineer and university graduate who worked for a pulp and paper company. An inveterate jazz fan, Macpherson inspired Leclerc, who wrote a song about the log drives and entitled it “MacPherson” in honour of his friend. Paint-on-glass animation shot with a 35mm camera.