Miss Juneteenth (out Oct 8) is the story of an African American woman trying to forge a better life for her 15-year-old daughter by entering her in a lucrative beauty pageant (first prize is a college scholarship). First time feature filmmaker Channing Godfrey Peoples has extracted two honest, meaningful performances from the two leads. Grade: B+.
Mini Review - Miss Juneteenth
- Written by Matthew Toomey