Trailer

Miss Juneteenth

Runtime
1hr 43mins
Directed by
Channing Godfrey Peoples
Featuring
Nicole Beharie, Kendrick Sampson, Alexis Chikaeze
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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.

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Reviews
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A well-timed and warm-hearted drama about Black history and heritage.

Review Author
Rafer Guzman
Review Publication
Newsday
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A warm, rich story of broken dreams, family struggle and emotional triumph that puts black Texas women in the center of the frame.

Review Author
Cary Darling
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Houston Chronicle
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Richly captures the slow pace of ebbing small-town Texas life.

Review Author
Dennis Harvey
Review Publication
Variety