Michelle Obama To Host 'Inevitable Defeat' Screening, Preps For 50th Birthday

News & Views | Camille Travis | 01/14/2014 | 10:30 AM EST

It'll be a busy week for the First Lady

Michelle Obama will be running every which way this week with a pair of events focused on the importance of education, as well as prep work for her 50th birthday on Friday.


On Wednesday, the First Lady will host a White House screening of the George Tillman Jr.-directed drama The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete-- starring Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Jeffrey Wright and newcomers Skylan Brooks and Ethan Dizon. The film tells of the coming-of-age story of two abandoned boys who are forced to fend for themselves during a stifling summer in the Brooklyn projects.


After the screening, Obama will address attendees and senior administration officials in a group discussion on the challenges of access available in under-served communities and how to move forward.


"In particular, Mrs. Obama’s remarks and discussion will support the Administration’s focus on empowering youth to achieve higher education, especially working to achieve the President’s “North Star” Goal, that by 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world," stated a press release.


She and President Obama will hold an event the following day at the White House centered on expanding college opportunities.


Hopefully, by Friday, Michelle can be all play and no work. She will celebrate her 50th birthday and she says she's feeling better (and more "faboulous") than ever.


"It gives me a little more room to breathe," she recently told an interviewer.


As previously reported, Michelle will enjoy her half-century milestone with an event titled "Snacks & Sips & Dancing & Dessert."

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