The Inevitable Defeat of Mister And PeteUSA | 2013 | 120 min. | Not Rated | Drama
Saturday September 07, 2013
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online
*** PLEASE NOTE THAT MR. TILLMAN CAN NOT JOIN US DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.***
George Tillman, Jr. is an American film producer, writer, and director. Tillman is most notable for directing the films Soul Food and Men of Honor.
Two youths from the Brooklyn projects attempt to fend for themselves on the streets after their parents are arrested in this urban drama from director George Tillman, Jr. (Notorious, Faster). It’s summer in New York City, and 14-year-old Mister (Skylan Brooks) is hungry. His irresponsible mother unable to hold down a job, Mister’s situation goes from bad to worse when she is taken into custody, and child protective services attempts to track him down. Meanwhile, nine-year-old friend Pete finds himself in the same sinking boat. Together, Mister and Pete search for sustenance while attempting to avoid the violence that plagues their neighborhood. All the while Mister grows to feel invincible, never realizing that it’s his vulnerability – not his youthful bravado – that’s truly his saving grace. Jennifer Hudson, Jeffrey Wright, Anthony Mackie, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje co-star.
"The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete is bound to turn some heads with its star making lead performances, familiar faces and top-notch production."
--Germain Lussier, Slashfilm
"...the two young actors play their roles to perfection, especially Brooks. The young actor gives a performance well beyond his years..."
--Matt Goldberg, Collider