MISS JUNETEENTH (103 NR)

MISS JUNETEENTH

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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 slaves in Texas were freed – two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. 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
Writer: Channing Godfrey Peoples
Stars: Nicole Beharie, Kendrick Sampson, Alexis Chikaeze


 

REVIEW

“Nicole Beharie is a revelation, breathing a life and passion into Godfrey Peoples’ history-rich script.”
Tre’vell Anderson, XTRA MAGAZINE

Sundance 2020 - First Look Media

Nominee – Grand Jury Prize (Dramatic)

Festivals — Basic, a short film

Winner – Louis Black Lone Star Award (Best Texan Film)