Pahokee - Enzian Theater

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2019 Florida Film Festival Official Selection

Final Week!

Stream new release Pahokee and support Enzian!

Here’s how this works:
Use the promo code “enzian” to rent this film for $12 (the cost of a regular movie ticket). After purchasing, Vimeo will grant you access to the film, which is viewable on any internet-connected device including laptops, tablets, and smartphones. If you have the appropriate technology (Chromecast, Amazon Firestick, AirPlay, Apple TV, Smart TV, etc), you may be able to stream this to your television at home from your computer or phone. You will have access to watch the film for 72 hours.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your order, you can email Monument Releasing here.

For every purchase of Pahokee from now through Thursday, May 7th, nearly 50% goes directly back to Enzian in an effort to support us while we are facing a difficult time. We appreciate your support and hope to bring you more great indie films on-demand in the coming weeks!

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Certified Fresh with 100% on Rotten Tomatoes!

In a small agricultural town in the Florida Everglades, hopes for the future are concentrated on the youth. Four teens face heartbreak and celebrate in the rituals of an extraordinary senior year.

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, 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.

France | USA, 2019, 110 minutes, Not Rated, Directed by Patrick Bresnan and Ivete Lucas

  • "Lively and rousing as a generational snapshot, buoyed by the lovable, resilient kids at its heart."

  • "Lucas and Brenan's debut captures youthful ambitions with abundant energy and variable insight."

  • "A documentary full of hope, life and beauty in a place mostly known for its struggles."

  • "Compelling in its exploration of the stunning marvels of the seemingly mundane, Pahokee astonishes, one subtle dramatic turn after the other."

  • "Beautifully and thoughtfully composed (...) A warm and tender community portrait."

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