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Miss Juneteenth

Saturday, Jun 19, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Dir. Channing Godfrey Peoples. 2020, 103 mins. DCP. With Nicole Beharie, Kendrick Sampson, Alexis Chikaeze. Channing Godfrey Peoples’s heartwarming drama follows Turquoise Jones (Nicole Beharie), a single mom who works at a BBQ restaurant and seeks the best for her and her daughter, Kai (Alexis Chikaeze). Once crowned Miss Juneteenth, Turquoise wishes the same recognition for Kai. However, discontented with the Miss Juneteenth pageant, Kai rebels. In this liberating, inspiring portrait of joy and acceptance, both mother and daughter find their true identities despite all the social pressures placed on them. Rated: PG-13