This film was originally slated to screen during PIFF 43
Directed by Ivete Lucas & Patrick Bresnan
United States • 2019 • 110 mins.
Following last year’s exceptional short documentary Skip Day (a PIFF42 selection), with Pahokee up-and-coming filmmakers Lucas and Bresnan fashion a detailed, engaging portrait of four high school seniors in the rural Florida Everglades. A nuanced portrait of the many pressures faced by youth in contemporary America, the film also takes ample time to show us joy, from sporting events to school dances and beauty contests, revealing a complex community saturated with solidarity and deep insecurity about the future. The filmmakers thoughtfully observe the community, refusing to editorialize, but rather, allowing the lives lived— replete with happiness, sorrow, confidence, and anxiety—to shape their work. Pahokee amplifies the realities of youthful experience and gives us an unforgettable portrait on the cusp of a new decade.
This film is streaming online as part of the virtual programming for PIFF 2.0 and can be viewed online anytime October 1-3, 2020.
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