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Miss Juneteenth Rated 15

Miss Juneteenth

Dir. Channing Godfrey Peoples. USA, 2020. 1h 39m. Starring Nicole Beharie, Kendrick Sampson, Alexis Chikaeze.

A former beauty queen and single mom attempts to get her rebellious teenage daughter to follow in her footsteps and participate in the "Miss Juneteenth" pageant. Up-and-coming filmmaker Channing Godfrey People’s debut is a big-hearted and beautifully observed indie which delivers both gut-punching drama and incredible warmth.

‘Peoples’ stunning film reminds us that wrestling joy from the jaws of tribulation can be the most phenomenal act of all’ ★★★★ Cheyenne Bunsie, Little White Lies

‘Calmly navigating the intersections of a Black, working-class, American woman, Peoples ensures care, heart and hope are in every step.’ ★★★★ Corrina Antrobus, Empire Magazine