NOVEMBER 17, 2021 | 5pm


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.

The screening will be followed by a post-screening conversation with writer/ director Channing Godfrey Peoples and producer Neil Creque Willams. Carla Bishop, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Production in the Sidney Poitier New American Film School at Arizona State University

Short Film Pairing:
Destiny's Road (Dir. Kameishia Wooten), 16 Min/USA) - At her high school graduation party, a teenage girl whose only chance of making it out of poverty is through college scrambles to recover stolen tuition money before reliant family members catch on to her secret.

This screening of MISS. JUNETEENTH is part of the Film at LACMA Black Joy and Resilience Film Series in conjunction with the Obama Portraits/ Black American Portraits exhibitions at LACMA presented in partnership with ASU Film Spark, the Sidney Poitier New American Film School, and NewFilmmakers LA.

RSVPs will close two hours prior to showtime. Viewing instructions will be sent to the provided email just prior to the scheduled start time. The film will be available until midnight, Sunday, November 21.