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Miss Juneteenth (15)

Nicole Beharie and Alexis Chikaeze in Miss Juneteenth

Nicole Beharie gives a beautiful, compelling performance as a former beauty queen in Fort Worth, Texas, in this character-driven drama. 

Turquoise Jones (Beharie) wants her daughter, Kai (Alexis Chikaeze) to follow in her footsteps to win the Miss Juneteenth pageant and with it, a scholarship to a historically Black college. But Kai has a mind of her own and other ideas, and Turquoise must balance the demands of single motherhood with several jobs, and romantic prospects in the form of Bacon (Akron Watson) and Kai’s father Ronnie (Kendrick Sampson).

This debut feature, written and directed by Channing Godfrey Peoples, is full of warmth and authenticity. It’s a thoughtful and engrossing story of Black Texas life, anchored by a realistic and loving mother-daughter relationship.

Tagged with: Cinema New releases

US 2020 Dir Channing Godfrey Peoples 99 min

 

 

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