The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete

Back in 1997, George Tillman Jr. made a name for himself writing and helming Soul Food, a family drama about the impact of the loss of a strong-willed old-school matriarch on the extended clan. In

Back in 1997, George Tillman Jr. made a name for himself writing and helming Soul Food, a family drama about the impact of the loss of a strong-willed old-school matriarch on the extended clan. Intriguingly, more than 15 years later, Tillman returns to broken family dynamics, except The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete presents a darker tale. The focus here is on two youngsters (Skylan Brooks and Ethan Dizon) left to take care of themselves over the course of a summer after their mothers get arrested and taken away by the police. Facing off against such narrative inevitability (from screenwriter Michael Starrbury), Tillman enlists the support of Jeffrey Wright, Anthony Mackie and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. Opens Oct. 11 at AMC Newport on the Levee. (R) Not screened in time for review

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