Pahokee (2020)

1h 53m / Not Rated / Documentary


This is an arthouse theatrical exclusive, not available on other streaming platforms. Monument Films is offering this title for rent for $18.00, but Tampa Theatre patrons can enter the promo code tampatheatre to save $6!

PS… ignore the showtimes at right. We have to put something in there to make this show up on our home page! – TT Team

In an isolated town in rural Florida, four teens experience the joys and heartbreaks of their last year in high school.

In their new documentary, directors Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan paint a detailed and astonishing portrait of Pahokee, a rural village in the Everglades, Florida. Very close-knit, its inhabitants fight to face fragile financial situations and an uncertain future. Through a precise observational approach, the film captures the daily life of this city restoring a rich palette of nuances. From sporting events to beauty contests at school, the filmmakers explore social and community rituals, and how gender and identity are portrayed as new stories are created. Going well beyond the teaching of Wiseman, which Lucas and Bresnan have perfectly integrated, the film seems to bathe in the singular atmosphere of a song of Gil Scott Heron, with lingering hints of rural blues tinged with urban echoes. A complex multi-faceted work that recalls both the raw social realism of the new American cinema and the neorealist style. Pahokee is the powerful portrait of a forgotten America, absent from the current political discourse.


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The film’s distributor will be splitting the revenue with Tampa Theatre, 50/50. Please note that this arrangement, in these unprecedented times, means that we are unable to offer Member pricing for virtual screenings. Thanks for your understanding, and THANK YOU FOR CONTINUING TO SUPPORT TAMPA THEATRE!