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A Conversation with Pahokee directors Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan


Directors Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan will participate in a live online discussion with Eric Hynes, MoMI Curator of Film. Join on YouTube. Please note the video will also be available at the same link after the live event.

In advance of the discussion, watch the film using the link below. 

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.


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 Hunt), Pahokee 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