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Miss Juneteenth is an American drama film written and directed by Channing Godfrey Peoples. It stars Nicole Beharie, Kendrick Sampson, and Alexis Chikaeze. The movie tells the story of a former beauty queen and single mom who prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the "Miss Juneteenth" pageant.

Cast

  • Nicole Beharie as Turquoise Jones
  • Kendrick Sampson as Ronnie
  • Alexis Chikaeze as Kai
  • Lori Hayes as Charlotte
  • Marcus M. Mauldin as Wayman
  • Liz Mikel as Betty Ray
  • Akron Watson as Bacon
  • Phyllis Cicero as Mrs. Washington
  • Lisha Hackney as Clarissa
  • Mathew Greer as Rev. Patterson
  • Jaime Matthis as Quintavious
  • Margaret Sanchez as Mrs. Cee
  • Elle Chavis as Pageant Contestant
  • Arianna Lynn Coleman as Pageant Girl
  • Alicia Dary as Parade Attendee
  • Carol Dary as Parade Attendee
  • Jacqueline Dary as Parade Attendee
  • Triniti Franklin as Sonya

Release

Miss Juneteenth premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Dramatic Competition. Later on, Vertical Entertainment acquired distribution rights to the film in April 2020 and released it digitally on June 19, 2020.

Trivia

  • The Miss Juneteenth is a real contest in Texas.
  • Turquoise said she was Miss Juneteenth 2004 when she took her seat at the 2019 pageant. Kai was 15, which would mean Turquoise gave birth just before the pageant she won.
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