now playing in our virtual cinema!
Turquoise Jones is a single mom who holds down a household, a rebellious teenager, and pretty much everything that goes down at Wayman’s BBQ & Lounge. Turquoise is also a bona fide beauty queen—she was once crowned Miss Juneteenth, a title commemorating the day slaves in Texas were freed – two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Life didn’t turn out as beautifully as the title promised, but Turquoise, determined to right her wrongs, is cultivating her daughter, Kai, to become Miss Juneteenth, even if Kai wants something else.
Not Rated, 103 minutes
We will be sharing our ticket proceeds for this film with Triad Cultural Arts as they and we celebrate Juneteenth. The celebration in 2020 marks the 155 year since the abolition of slavery.
In case you missed it, check out the Q&A with Miss Juneteenth Producer Neil Creque Williams and Rashad Litte, originally aired as part of the Triad Cultural Arts Virtual Juneteenth Festival!
Neil Creque Williams received his MFA from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. He has directed original content for 20th Century Fox, Duke University and USC Athletics. As an undergraduate, he attended Duke University, where his short film, “Super Size Me and Copyright Law”, was a finalist in the International Duke Law/Full Frame Documentary Festival’s Moving Image Contest. Neil later directed a documentary on Durham’s Black Wall Street, “The Silver Rights Movement”, that screened at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies. Neil is the son of Dr. Monte Creque, M.D. and Dr. Barry Williams, M.D of Winston-Salem.