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Four high-school students, Na’Kerria, Jocabed, Junior, and BJ, embark on their senior year in Pahokee, a small Florida town on the shores of Lake Okeechobee. The teens navigate all of the sometimes exciting, sometimes heartbreaking rite-of-passage rituals as they make profound decisions about their futures. As they do, the pressure of Pahokee's economic hardships weighs heavily on their shoulders—the community has placed all hopes for opportunity on them, the next generation.

Having already distinguished themselves through their sensibility and mastery in their short films (The Send Off and Rabbit Hunt, both set in Pahokee), directors Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan return to the Sundance Film Festival with their feature debut, Pahokee. Lucas and Bresnan moved to the Everglades and filmed daily for years to capture the intimate and delightful moments of these four teens’ lives leading up to graduation day. This film is a culmination of the remarkable rapport the filmmakers have achieved filming within the Pahokee community, and the result is a poetic window into a unique town’s loving identity.

YEAR 2019

CATEGORY U.S. Documentary Competition

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 112 min

COMPANY Otis Lucas

WEBSITE http://otislucas.com

EMAIL maida@genuinearticlepix.com

PHONE (415) 641-6233

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Artist Bio

Ivete Lucas

Ivete Lucas is a filmmaker and video artist. She was born in Brazil and raised in Mexico. For the past decade, she has directed observational films with her partner Patrick Bresnan. Their short films played at the Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival. Skip Day won the Short Film Prize at the Cannes Film Festival Directors' Fortnight.


Patrick Bresnan

Patrick Bresnan is a visual artist and filmmaker. He received his education working for notable Mission School artists Clare Rojas and Barry McGee (a.k.a. Twist). His short film The Rabbit Hunt won over 20 festival prizes and the Cinema Eye Honors Award. Patrick holds a master's degree in sustainability from the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture.