"Miss Juneteenth" is a 2020 American drama film directed by Channing Godfrey Peoples.
The starring cast includes Nicole Beharie, Kendrick Sampson, Alexis Chikaeze, Liz Mikel, Lori Hayes, Jaime Matthis, Akron Watson, Phyllis Cicero, Lisha Hackney, Marcus M. Mauldin and others.

Here are "Miss Juneteenth" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Miss Juneteenth movie?

Vertical Entertainment US on Thursday, May 21, 2020 released the trailer for "Miss Juneteenth" you can watch here:
Miss Juneteenth | Official Trailer (HD) | Vertical Entertainment.

Plot summary

What is Miss Juneteenth movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Miss Juneteenth" movie plot summary.

Turquoise Jones (Nicole Beharie), is a single mother in a suburb of Fort Worth, Texas. She is the former winner of the local Miss Juneteenth pageant which offers full scholarships to college. She enters her 15-year-old daughter, Kai (Alexis Chikaeze) in the same pageant despite her daughter's obvious lack of enthusiasm.
While other former Miss Juneteenth winners have gone on to have successful careers Turquoise's education was derailed by the birth of Kai, which forced her to drop out of college and for a time work as a stripper. To make ends meet she currently works at a bar and part time as a beautician at a mortuary where the owner is romantically interested in her. However Turquoise is still in love with Kai's father Ronnie (Kendrick Sampson) and the two continue sleeping together despite officially being separated.
Kai struggles with her preparations for the Miss Juneteenth pageant, wanting to pursue dance instead. When her father fails to come through with the money for her pageant dress she is forced to compete in her mother's old gown.
The Miss Juneteenth pageant goes forward. To Turquoise's surprise for Kai's talent she performs Maya Angelou's Phenomenal Woman, the poem that Turquoise performed herself and had been pushing Kai to perform, but set to dance. Turquoise is proud of her performance but nevertheless Kai fails to even place in the Miss Juneteenth pageant.
After the owner of the bar where she works suffers heart problems he lets Turquoise know that he must sell the bar. However she offers him a counter proposal, offering to slowly buy out his business. He accepts and Turquoise begins her new life as a businesswoman.


Who plays who in the Miss Juneteenth movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Miss Juneteenth" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Nicole Beharie  as Turquoise Jones
Kendrick Sampson  as Ronnie
Alexis Chikaeze  as Kai Jones
Liz Mikel  as Betty Ray
Lori Hayes  as Charlotte
Jaime Matthis  as Quintavious
Akron Watson  as Bacon
Phyllis Cicero  as Mrs. Washington
Lisha Hackney  as Clarissa
Marcus M. Mauldin  as Wayman
Mathew Greer  as Rev. Patterson
Margaret Sanchez  as Mrs. Cee
Elle Chavis  as Pageant Contestant
Arianna Lynn Coleman  as Pageant Girl
Alicia Dary  as Parade Attendee
Carol Dary  as Parade Attendee
Jacqueline Dary  as Parade Attendee
Triniti Franklin  as Sonya
Rochelle Goodrich  as Parade Attendee
Amanda Reid  as Tanika (Dancer)
Mikayla Rivers  as Brianna
Jamaal Schultz  as Catfish
Stacey A Sheffield  as Church Member
Ari Smith
Marlene Thornton  as Church Member
Eleanor T. Threatt  as Church Member
Hannah Wimbrey  as Gwen

Release date

When is Miss Juneteenth movie release date?

"Miss Juneteenth" movie release date was scheduled to be on January 24, 2020 (Sundance) and on June 19, 2020 (United States) distributing by Vertical Entertainment, Rialto Distribution, Kanopy and Vertigo Releasing.


What are Miss Juneteenth filming details?

The duration of the film is 103 minutes. With a budget of $700,000 - 2.5 million, the film grossed over $100,349.


What are critics and audiences saying about Miss Juneteenth movie?

"Miss Juneteenth" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.4/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 99/100.

More information and reviews on "Miss Juneteenth" movie you can get on the following websites.

IMDb is an online database of information related to films, television programs, home videos, video games, and streaming content online - including cast, production crew and personal biographies, plot summaries, trivia, ratings, and fan and critical reviews.

Miss Juneteenth on IMDB is available at:

Wikipedia is a multilingual open-collaborative online encyclopedia created and maintained by a community of volunteer editors.

Miss Juneteenth on Wikipedia is available at: