Miss Juneteenth

Part of Celebrating Juneteenth
Saturday, June 19, 2021, 1:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater

Preceded by a short program of films about Black history in Queens made by young filmmakers.

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 the social pressures placed on them. Rated PG-13. View trailer.

Tickets: $15 / $11 seniors & students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / Free for MoMI members. Order online. After your purchase, an electronic ticket will be sent via email. All seating is general admission. Please review safety protocols before your visit.