WHO’S IN IT?
Nicole Beharie (Shame), Kendrick Sampson (Resurrection: The J.R. Richard Story), Alexis Chikaeze (film debut), Liz Mikel (Get on Up), Marcus Mauldin (Gallows Road), Jaime Matthis (film debut), Lori Hayes (Miss Firecracker), Akron Watson (Seasons of Gray), Phyllis Cicero (Finding North), Lisha Hackney (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Channing Godfrey Peoples (film debut), director, writer; Toby Halbrooks (A Ghost Story), Tim Headington (Never Rarely Sometimes Always), Jeanie Igoe (film debut), James M. Johnston (The Old Man & The Gun), Theresa Page (Light from Light) and Neil Creque Williams (film debut), producers; Emily Rice (film debut), composer; Daniel Patterson (Da Sweet Blood of Jesus), cinematographer; Courtney Ware (Sunny in the Dark), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Turquoise (Beharie), a former beauty queen and now a single mother, prepares her rebellious teenage daughter Kai (Chikaeze) for the “Miss Juneteenth” pageant competition, which she won herself when she was Kai’s age…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The critically-acclaimed debut from writer-director Channing Godfrey Peoples depicts a much different side to the black experience in America, one that’s full of struggles but also full of inspiring hope.