Miss Juneteenth

Streaming June 19th – July 2nd

Turquoise Jones (Nicole Beharie) 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. (103 mins)

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“‘Miss Juneteenth’ is a rare film that unpacks a lot about being a Black woman in America today. It manages to both find pride in the legacy it examines while also pointing out where reinvention is needed.” – Bedatri D. Choudhury, Hyperallergic

“Nicole Beharie is a revelation, breathing a life and passion into [Channing] Godfrey Peoples’ history-rich script.” – Tre’vell Anderson, Xtra Magazine

“‘Miss Juneteenth’ is written with hope in mind, and the audience will root for Turquoise. Not a tropey caricature that Hollywood likes to box Black actresses into.” – Valerie Complex, AwardsWatch