The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister and Pete
Oriental Theatre Screen 1Sat, Sep 28, 2013 7:30 PM Event Date Passed
Film Info
Section:Spotlight Presentations (Presented by Donald & Donna Baumgartner)
Runtime:120 min
Event Type:Features
Country of Origin:USA
Original Language:English
Film Sponsor:Potawatomi Bingo Casino
Community Partners:Alice’s Garden
Stillwater Collective
UWM Sociocultural Programming
Cast/Crew Info
Director:George Tillman, Jr.
Cast:Skylan Brooks
Ethan Dizon
Jennifer Hudson
Jordin Sparks
Anthony Mackie
Jeffrey Wright
Executive Producer:Alicia Keys
Susan Lewis
Clay Floren
Aimee Shieh
Julio Depietro
Keith Kjarval
Mary Vernieu
Amy Nauiokas
Producer:Jana Edelbaum
Rachel Cohen
Bob Teitel
Screenwriter:Michael Starrbury
Cinematographer:Reed Morano
Editor:Jamie Kirkpatrick
Fourteen-year-old Mister and demure 9-year-old Pete (star-making turns from Skylan Brooks and Ethan Dizon, respectively) are forced to fend for themselves after both of their drug-addled parents disappear amid a sweltering summer in the Brooklyn projects. Forced to scavenge for food while dodging child protective services and the cops, the two must live beyond their years if they have any chance of staving off their seemingly inevitable defeat. Supporting performances from Anthony Mackie, Jordin Sparks, Jennifer Hudson and Jeffrey Wright bolster this beautifully observed tale of friendship in the face of great struggle.