Eclipse Series 31: Three Popular Films by Jean-Pierre Gorin

Eclipse Series 31: Three Popular Films by Jean-Pierre Gorin

 
Eclipse Series 31: Three Popular Films by Jean-Pierre Gorin (Eclipse DVD)

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Jean-Pierre Gorin, widely known for his collaborations with Jean-Luc Godard in the Dziga Vertov Group (including Tout va bien), established his personal voice with this trio of fascinating, nontraditional documentaries. Made in Southern California after the filmmaker relocated there in the midseventies, Poto and Cabengo, Routine Pleasures, and My Crasy Life illuminate hidden corners of our culture. With these films, Gorin revealed himself as a major chronicler of American life at its most hauntingly enigmatic.

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Poto and Cabengo box cover

Poto and Cabengo

Jean-Pierre Gorin 1980

Grace and Virginia are young San Diego twins who speak unlike anyone else. With little exposure to the outside world, the two girls have created a private form of communication that’s an amalgam of the distinctive English dialects they hear at home.


Routine Pleasures box cover

Routine Pleasures

Jean-Pierre Gorin 1986

What do a club devoted to model trains and the legendary film critic and painter Manny Farber have in common? These two lines intersect in Jean-Pierre Gorin’s lovely and distinctly American film.


My Crasy Life box cover

My Crasy Life

Jean-Pierre Gorin 1992

Jean-Pierre Gorin’s gripping and unique film about a Samoan street gang in Long Beach, California, is, like other works by the filmmaker, a probing look at a closed community with its own rules, rituals, and language.