Thursday, February 3, 2005

Truths of Consequence

Program 4: Jean-Pierre Gorin's My Crasy Life

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Presented in conjunction with UC Berkeleyís Graduate Film Working Group Lecture Series. Gorin will speak on Friday, February 4, at 2 pm in Dwinelle Hall, Room 142.

In the film history books, Jean-Pierre Gorin is frequently mentioned for his collaborations with Godard in the ’60s and ’70s, but his career has been just as prolific since moving to Southern California. My Crasy Life is the third film in his “California Trilogy” (after Poto and Cabengo and Routine Pleasures). Made in collaboration with the Sons of Samoa Westside 32nd Street Gang, it mixes scripted performances with other cinematic interventions into the Long Beach lives it provocatively conveys. For Gorin, “My Crasy Life has at its core a commitment, radical in its simplicity: to respect the voice of its ‘subjects.'” (Irina Leimbacher)