Jean-Pierre Gorin

My Crasy Life

My Crasy Life

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.

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

Jean-Pierre Gorin

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My Crasy Life
Cast
Spanky
The Original Gangsters
Bullet
Joker
Stryker
Trey
Psycho
8-Ball
T-Bone
C-Dog
G-Nutt
Mace
June-Bug
Lil Cool
The Pee-Wees
Criminal
Lil Joker
Big Cool
K-Loc
Big Crip
Prankster
Evil Crip
Trigger
Riddler
Elvin
Deuce Deuce
Lay-Low
Hit Man
Lil Swan
Lil Hit
Tow Up
Sulu Boy
Venom
Jerry Kaono
Sergeant
Richard Masur
Computer
Credits
Director
Jean-Pierre Gorin
Produced by
Daniel Marks
Produced by
Cameron Allan
Based on research by
Daniel Marks
Computer dialogue written by
Jean-Pierre Gorin
Computer dialogue written by
Howard Rodman
Camera
Babette Mangolte
Assistant camera
Bryan Godwin
Editor
Brand Thumim
Assistant editors
Guillaume Lemoine
Assistant editors
Clay Walker
Sound recording
Ken King
Sound editor
Patricia Summers
Musical score
Joji Yuasa
Raps written and performed by
West Side Strong

From The Current

Three Popular Films by Jean-Pierre Gorin

Three Popular Films by Jean-Pierre Gorin

POTO AND CABENGO: THREE-PART HARMONY Jean-Pierre Gorin’s three Southern California movies are so militantly unclassifiable that terms like documentary or essay film seem as hopelessly out of sync with the recalcitrant and frequently exhilarating wo…

By Kent Jones

On Film / Essays — Jan 18, 2012