Art does not seek to describe but to enact. —Charles Olson


Poto takes its name from Jean-Pierre Gorin’s 1978 film Poto and Cabengo, one of his Three Popular Films; the image on our purpose page is a still of JP directing Tout va bien (1972), which is available on a Criterion DVD (with Letter to Jane); and JP has had a large influence on several of us in the Poto community, as artist and mentor. For an introduction to his work, see Erik Ulman’s “Jean-Pierre Gorin” in the Senses of Cinema’s Great Directors series