Directed by the Austin-based Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan, the SXSW Film Festival entry Pahokee offers a portrait of four African-American and Latino high school students in the small City of Pahokee in South Florida as their enjoy their senior year and prepare for their future after graduation. The direct cinema documentary also presents an intimate look at life in the poor and predominantly African-American industrial community of Palm Beach County, which sits on Lake Okeechobee in the Florida Everglades and is an hour’s drive west from the City of Palm Beach, the home of President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club. Pahokee will screen during this year’s SXSW Film Festival at 8:30 p.m. March 8 at the Rollins Theatre at the Long Center, 11 a.m. March 10 at the Alamo Ritz, and 11:30 a.m. March 13 at the Alamo South Lamar. Austin-based married couple Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan Patrick Bresnan previously collaborated on four short films that were also shot in Palm Beach County: The Send-Off, Rabbit Hunt, Roadside Attraction, and Skip Day.
Aired: Feb. 21, 2019