Miss Juneteenth
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Miss Juneteenth

November 11

This event occurred as part of the 20/21 Hop Film season. This is an archived view.

A former beauty queen prepares her reluctant teen daughter for the Miss Juneteenth pageant in this heartwarming story of human resilience.

20/21 Hop Film

Built like a bird, Turquoise Jones is a single mom raising a confident teenager and pretty much running the show at Wayman's BBQ & Lounge. Turquoise is also a bona fide beauty queen—a former 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 is determined that her daughter Kai gets this year's crown and all the opportunities it brings. Unfortunately, Kai's devotion to her mom conflicts with her own non-pageant dreams.  

Director Channing Godfrey Peoples has created a film that draws us deep into a honey-bourbon South that is rich with heat, sincerity and thick, Texan charm. In its center is an undeniable performance by Nicole Beharie as Turquoise, a woman radiating elegance as she strives to survive while finding ways to thrive. This Sundance Film Festival hit follows the soulful journey of a determined woman who takes on the burden of representing history, and generations of black women, while standing tall despite her own shortcomings as she marches, step by step, toward self-realization. D: Channing Godfrey Peoples, US, 2020, 1h43m

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