Rafael 3 Fri, May 3, 2019 6:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Art of Impact
Running Time:112 min.
Director:Ivete Lucas
Patrick Bresnan
Producer:Ivete Lucas
Patrick Bresnan
Maida Lynn
Cinematographer:Patrick Bresnan
Editor:Ivete Lucas
Print Source:Genuine Article Pictures
Note Writer:Joe Bowman


For their eagerly anticipated first feature, Floridian filmmakers Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan (Skip Day, Roadside Attraction) traveled upstate to capture a year in the life of the townsfolk of Pahokee, an agricultural town located on the shores of Lake Okeechobee, through the eyes of four high school seniors. Navigating social and sporting events as well as after school jobs (and even parenthood), Na'Kerria, Jocabed, Junior, and BJ are in many ways like any kids their age, but with economic hardships hitting the town, the older generation is looking to these bright students to pave a bright new future for their hometown. With nods to Frederick Wiseman, the directors approach their subjects with a marvelous sensitivity.

IN PERSON: Producer Maida Lynn

Additional Information

Ivete Lucas is a filmmaker 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 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.