The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete (2013)

Thursday, Apr 28, 2022 6 – 7 pm

Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60201

In-Person, Free, RSVP


The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete is a coming-of-age story about two boys of color living in poverty in New York City, directed by George Tillman Jr. (The Hate U Give). When Pete’s mother goes missing and Mister’s is arrested, the boys must attempt to survive on their own, evading law enforcement and the threat of social services in an effort to stay together.

Following the screening Miriam Petty (Professor in Screen Cultures, Associate Dean for Academic Programs) and Nick Davis (Professor of English and Gender & Sexuality Studies) will join Golden M. Owens (PhD Candidate in Screen Cultures) for a post-screening discussion about the film, focusing on ideas of care in the narrative.

Co-sponsored by the Kaplan Humanities Institute 2021-22 CARE Dialogue.