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PAHOKEE is available to rent for streaming with a portion of the proceeds going to The Ross.

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In a small agricultural town in the Florida Everglades, hopes for the future are concentrated on the youth.  Four teens face heartbreak and celebrate in the rituals of an extraordinary senior year.

Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan create a detailed and incredibly nuanced portrait of PAHOKEE, a small rural town located in the Florida Everglades. A community tightly knit together that struggles with financial insecurities and a bleak future. Through an extremely precise observational approach, the film manages to capture the daily life of the town with a great wealth of nuanced details. From sports events to school beauty contests, the filmmakers observe how, through social and collective rituals, the ideas of gender and identity are publicly displayed while creating new narratives. Moving past the crucial Wiseman lesson, which Lucas and Bresnan have fully absorbed, the film possesses the distinct feel of a Gil Scott Heron song, with its deep streak of rural blues tinged with urban echoes. A complex and multi-layered work that recalls also both the gritty social realism of the new American cinema as well as the neorealist touch. PAHOKEE is a powerful portrait of a forgotten America absent from the current political discourse.

“With a patient and unobtrusive eye, filmmakers Lucas and Bresnan paint impressionistic portraits of a quartet of charismatic teenagers over the course of a pivotal school year.” -Jen Yamato, The L.A. Times

“Every now and then comes a documentary that feels like an American landmark. Pahokee is one of those films.” - Pat Mullen, POV Magazine

“Funnels a vivid snapshot of class and race into poetic tidbits of coming-of-age insight. The kind of layered non-fiction experiment that sneaks up on you.” - Eric Kohn, Indiewire

DIRECTOR: Patrick Bresnan and Ivete Lucas

RUN TIME: 1 hour, 50 minutes

RATING: Not Rated

DISTRIBUTED BY: Monument Releasing


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