IU CINEMA: Poto and Cabengo

  • December 14, 2019
  • IU Cinema
  • 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 812-856-CINE
  • 7:00 PM to 8:13 PM
  • Free, but ticketed

Underground Film Series

Not rated | 1980 | Digital
Documentary
Directed by Jean-Pierre Gorin
Free, but ticketed

Best known for his collaborations with Jean-Luc Godard, Poto and Cabengo was the first solo film for director Jean-Pierre Gorin. This memorable experimental documentary investigates the case of twin sisters, Gracie and Ginny Kennedy, who call themselves Poto and Cabengo, purported to having invented a private language. Amidst intense public scrutiny, Gorin opts to challenge dominant representational paradigms by directing focus away from the girls themselves and towards the all-enveloping struggle for meaning that their story elicits. In English, French, and German with English subtitles.

IU CINEMA: Poto and Cabengo