United States | 2020 | Channing Godfrey Peoples With a 99% critics rating and an 86% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, this touching new feature marks an auspicious debut for a Texas-born African American filmmaker. Nicole Beharie plays a Fort Worth single mom who has faced hardship since being crowned "Miss Juneteenth" when she was a teenager. Now she’s preparing her own daughter for the local pageant (and the college scholarship that accompanies it), but the rebellious 15-year-old resists. "Critic’s Pick…Explores how black women and girls navigate and support each other in a world that often fails them." –The NY Times. 99 min. Miss Juneteenth, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be watched online from 7/3 thru 7/23 via the link below. (Doing so supports the Cinematheque.) Screening fee is $6.99, and after renting the film, you have 48 hours to watch it. Or you can buy it for $12.99. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/ciamissjuneteenth
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