THE RABBIT HUNT
Directed by Patrick Bresnan
November 7, 2017 7:30 pm SOLD OUT
In the Florida Everglades rabbit hunting is considered a rite of passage for young men. THE RABBIT HUNT follows seventeen year old Chris and his family as they hunt in the fields of the largest industrial sugar farms in the U.S. The film records a tradition by which migrant farm workers in the communities surrounding Lake Okeechobee have been hunting and preparing rabbits since the early 1900s.
Patrick Bresnan is a visual artist and filmmaker. He received his formal education working for notable Mission School artists Clare Rojas and Barry McGee (TWIST). His short documentary THE SEND-OFF premiered at Sundance ’16 and received awards at SXSW, SFIFF and AFI FEST. That year, he and his partner Ivete Lucas were named to Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. THE RABBIT HUNT, also a short documentary, premiered in the US at Sundance ’17 and Internationally at the Berlinale Shorts Competition. He is currently directing a feature documentary titled SENIOR YEAR, which takes place in the Florida Everglades. Patrick holds a masters degree in Sustainability from the University of Texas.
Producer, Writer: Ivete Lucas
Producer: Maida Brankman, Dora Nedeczky
96 minsThe OPENING NITE screening of the Nitehawk Shorts Festival highlights diverse short films by nine independent filmmakers that address power, corruption, family, and coming of age. Includes post-screening Q&A.