Miss Juneteenth

Miss Juneteenth

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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Channing Godfrey Peoples



Director: Channing Godfrey Peoples
Executive Producer: David Lowery, Nate Kamiya
Producer: Neil Creque Williams, Jeanie Igoe, James M. Johnston, Toby Halbrooks, Theresa Steele Page, Tim Headington
Screenwriter: Channing Godfrey Peoples
Cinematographer: Daniel Patterson
Editor: Courtney Ware
Production Designer: Olivia Peebles
Principal Cast: Nicole Beharie, Kendrick Sampson, Alexis Chikaeze, Akron Watson, Lori Hayes, Marcus M. Mauldin
Additional Credits: Costume Designer: Rachel Danier-Best


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Miss Juneteenth
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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Genre: Drama, Family
Screening Section: Festival Favorites
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 103 mins