CAST: Nicole Beharie, Kendrick Sampson, Alexis Chikaeze DIRECTOR: Channing Godfrey Peoples VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM | CLOSES 8/6
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.
Beautiful performances, loving familial relationships, and captivating drama are the elements you will get out of this film and will come away feeling completely rewarded.Jamie Broadnax, Black Girl Nerds
Miss Juneteenth isn't trying to make grand proclamations about what it means to be Black in America today. The film is too smart for such grandstanding. Instead, it revels in watching Black folks just be.Angelica Jade Bastien, New York Magazine/Vulture