PAHOKEE

Opens Friday, April 24

Prix du Jury at the Champs-Élysées Film Festival and the Knight Made in MIA Award at the Miami Film Festival.

Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan paint a detailed and astonishing portrait of Pahokee, a rural village in the Everglades, Florida. Very close-knit, its inhabitants fight to face fragile financial situations and an uncertain future. Through a precise observational approach, the film captures the daily life of this city restoring a rich palette of nuances. From sporting events to beauty contests at school, filmmakers explore social and community rituals, and how gender and identity are portrayed as new stories are created. Going well beyond the teaching of Wiseman, which Lucas and Bresnan have perfectly integrated, the film seems to bathe in the singular atmosphere of a song of Gil Scott Heron, with lingering hints of rural blues tinged with urban echoes. A complex multi-faceted work that recalls both the raw social realism of the new American cinema and the neorealist style. Pahokee is the powerful portrait of a forgotten America, absent from the current political discourse.

2019. Documentary. 112 min. NR.

Rent Online - $12

Pre-order now. Starts April 24.
After your purchase, you have 30 days to watch it, must finish watching within 72 hours.

Q&A Discussion

Tune in to a live Q&A discussion with Pahokee directors Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan on May 2 at 8:00 PM. Watch pre-recorded Q&A with Dilcia Barrera and onscreen subject chat with actor Yul Vazquez. 

This Film Supports the Theater!

This film is provided by our distributor friends at Monument Releasing and when you use the code: michigantheater, 50% of the ticket proceeds will benefit the Michigan Theater Foundation!

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