MoMI is partnering with Monument Releasing to bring Pahokee directly to Museum members and patrons for home viewing. To support the Museum, please use the link below to watch the film.
Click here to view from home (use code: momi for $12 tickets) through May 8.
Tickets: $12 ($10 Museum members). The film is available for 72 hours after purchase. Your ticket directly supports the Museum.
Live discussion with the directors on Saturday, May 2, 8:00 p.m. EDT on YouTube.
Dirs. Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan. 2019, 112 mins.
This powerful documentary follows four teens from the isolated rural town of Pahokee, Florida, as they experience the joys and heartbreaks of their last year in high school. Directed by award-winning filmmakers Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan (The Rabbit Hun
was shot on 16mm film and bears traces of American observational nonfiction and Italian neorealism, documentary intimacy and stylized expression, all marshaled towards illuminating the lives of youth, with their myriad hopes and dreams, too often overlooked in today’s society. After premiering in competition at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, the film went on to win the Prix du Jury at the Champs-Élysées Film Festival and the Knight Made in MIA Award at the Miami Film Festival. View trailer.
“Lively and rousing as a generational snapshot, buoyed by the lovable, resilient kids at its heart.” – Guy Lodge, Variety
“An intimate portrait of black and Latino high schoolers reaching for greatness. Full of hope, life, and beauty in a place mostly known for its struggles.” – Monica Castillo, Remezcla