Jean-Pierre Gorin

Poto and Cabengo

Poto and Cabengo

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. Jean-Pierre Gorin’s polyphonic nonfiction investigation of this phenomenon looks at the family from a variety of angles, with the director taking on the role of a sort of sociological detective. It’s a delightful and absorbing study of words and faces, mass media and personal isolation, and America’s odd margins.

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Poto and Cabengo
Cast
Grace Kennedy
Featuring
Virginia Kennedy
Tom Kennedy
Christine Kennedy
Paula Künert
Credits
Director
Jean-Pierre Gorin
Produced by
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
Produced by
Jean-Pierre Gorin
Narrator
Jean-Pierre Gorin
Additional narration
Sheila Sharp
Additional narration
Hans Teuchart
Camera
Les Blank
Camera assistant
Greg Durbin
Still photography
Maureen Gosling
Still photography
Judith Spiegel
Editor
Greg Durbin
Editing assistants
Laraine Mestman
Editing assistants
Clay Walker
Sound
Maureen Gosling
Sound editing assistants
Lynn Burnstan
Sound editing assistants
Anna Boorstin

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 exhilarati…

By Kent Jones

On Film / Essays — Jan 18, 2012