Miss Juneteenth (2020)

Drama, General Film

Director: Channing Godfrey Peoples

Writer(s): Channing Godfrey Peoples

Starring: Nicole Beharie, Kendrick Sampson, Alexis Chikaeze, Lori Hayes, Marcus M. Mauldin, Liz Mikel, Akron Watson, Phyllis Cicero, Lisha Hackney, Mathew Greer, Jaime Matthis, Margaret Sanchez, Arianna Lynn Coleman, Alicia Dary, Carol Dary, Jacqueline Dary, Triniti Franklin, Rochelle Goodrich, Amanda Reid, Mikayla Rivers, Stacey A Sheffield, Ari Smith, Marlene Thornton, Eleanor T. Threatt, Hannah Wimbrey

Synopsis: Built like a bird, 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. READ REVIEW

Release Date: June 19, 2020 (USA) | Length: 103 min | Genre: Drama | MPAA Rating: Unrated

Note: Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2020. Above is the theatrical release date.