dir. Channing Godfrey Peoples, 2020
NR, 93 min, USA, in English


Miss Juneteenth is a very sweet and touching coming-of-age drama about a former Miss Juneteenth pageant winner and her daughter living in Texas. A new take on the “it’s not my dream mom, it’s yours” story, but succeeds largely because of the tender mother-daughter relationship and a wonderfully earnest performance by Nicole Beharie.” – Mikayla, Pickford Education Outreach Manager

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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