For $6.99, you can purchase a ticket for MISS JUNETEENTH — you’ll have a 2-day / 48-hour window to watch it. Or, you can purchase and digitally download MISS JUNETEENTH for $12.99. (*Note: Vertical Entertainment’s Virtual Cinema is supported by Vimeo. You’ll need to create an account with Vimeo to pay for your ticket, but no monthly or annual subscription is needed. Your account will also ensure that you’re able to pause and revisit the film within your rental period.) Vertical Entertainment will share a portion of your ticket payment with the Belcourt. Please note that this arrangement, in these unprecedented times, means we’re unable to offer member pricing. Thanks for your understanding and support. And if you’d like to consider an additional donation to the Belcourt, we’d be most grateful. You can do so here. Note: After you have created a Vimeo account and entered your payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for 2 days / 48 hours. You can view MISS JUNETEENTH via the link in the receipt that will be sent to your email, or simply click “Watch Film” when the confirmation page appears directly after purchase. MISS JUNETEENTH can be viewed on these platforms: (1) Smart TV, (using the browser on your Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Roku or Chromecast); (2) mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android); and (3) computer (by clicking on the link in your email receipt). For further details, see Vimeo’s FAQs here. For general information about watching on a bigger screen, see our FAQs here.
Built like a bird, Turquoise Jones is a single mom who holds down a household, a rebellious teenager, and pretty much everything that goes down at Wayman’s BBQ & Lounge. A bona fide beauty queen, she was once crowned Miss Juneteenth—a title commemorating the day slavery was abolished in Texas. 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.
Director Channing Godfrey Peoples has created a film that draws us deep into a honey-bourbon South that is rich with heat, sincerity and thick Texan charm. In its center is an undeniable performance by Nicole Beharie as Turquoise, a woman radiating elegance as she strives to survive while finding ways to thrive. MISS JUNETEENTH is a soulful journey of a determined woman who takes on the burden of representing history, and generations of black women, while standing tall despite her own shortcomings as she marches, step by step, toward self-realization. (Synopsis from the Sundance FIlm Festival)
“A stunning mother/daughter tapestry about the sacrifices of motherhood and why dreams, no matter how they shift and evolve, never truly die… All of the ambitions Turquoise desperately has for Kai were once within her own grasp." —Trey Mangum, Shadow and Act “A fresh take on the struggling-single-mother trope… A Southern-fried look into the drive of a woman who just wants more for her daughter than she has… Nicole Beharie is a revelation, breathing a life and passion into Godfrey Peoples' history-rich script.” —Tre’vell Anderson, dailyxtra.com
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