• United States
  • 1992
  • 98 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  •  

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. Part observational documentary, part fiction invisibly scripted and shaped by the director, My Crasy Life, which won a special jury prize at Sundance, is an enthralling and intensely focused contemplation of violence and dislocation.

Film Essays

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Three Popular Films by Jean-Pierre Gorin

By Kent JonesJanuary 18, 2012

Jean-Pierre Gorin’s three Southern California movies are so militantly unclassifiable that . . . Read more »

Press Notes

Press Notes: Three Popular Films by Jean-Pierre Gorin

January 30, 2012

UPDATE 08FEB2012: In the Los Angeles Times, Dennis Lim writes that these films are “endlessly . . . Read more »


Film Essays

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Three Popular Films by Jean-Pierre Gorin

By Kent JonesJanuary 18, 2012

Jean-Pierre Gorin’s three Southern California movies are so militantly unclassifiable that . . . Read more »