So it didn’t make a dent at the box office, but that doesn’t mean
that it’s been ignored.
And to that end Variety
has reported that, today, First Lady Michelle
Obama will host a special screening and discussion at the White House of George Tillman’s film The
Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete.
According to the Variety piece, the screening will be “attended
by college and youth organizations, high school teachers and counselors and
No word as to how the film was picked or who’s decision
it was to show it, though, no doubt, nothing was done without Mrs. Obama involvement and approval.
In an official White House statement, the screening will
be followed by “a group discussion about the challenges and best practices regarding
education access in underserved communities.”