Miss Juneteenth

Showed at Images 6/19/2020–6/25/2020

Starring: Nicole Beharie, Alexis Chikaeze, Kendrick Sampson

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Miss Juneteenth
Turquoise Jones is a single mom who holds down a household, a rebellious teenager, and pretty much everything that goes down at Wayman’s BBQ & Lounge. Turquoise is also a bona fide beauty queen—she was once crowned Miss Juneteenth, a title commemorating the day slavery was abolished in Texas. Life didn’t turn out as beautifully as the title promised, but Turquoise, determined to right her wrongs, is cultivating her daughter, Kai, to become Miss Juneteenth, even if Kai wants something else.

Director Channing Godfrey Peoples has created a film that draws us deep into a honey-bourbon South that is rich with heat, sincerity, and thick, Texan charm. In its center is an undeniable performance by Nicole Beharie as Turquoise, a woman radiating elegance as she strives to survive while finding ways to thrive. (Sundance Institute)

"The charming feature directing debut of Channing Godfrey Peoples, gives voice to black girls is a priority, not an option. Instead of just depicting the myriad ways black women carry their communities, the movie goes further to explore how these women and black girls support each other in a world that often fails them." — New York Times

  • Director: Channing Godfrey Peoples
  • Runtime: 1 hour 43 minutes
  • Genre: Drama

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