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‘Miss Juneteenth’: Nicole Beharie Loves Awards Recognition and Hopes It Leads to Other ‘Interesting’ Work

Writer-director Channing Godfrey Peoples’ feature directorial debut, “Miss Juneteenth,” follows a former beauty queen, working-class, African American, single mother named Turquoise (Nicole Beharie), who wants nothing more than for her daughter to also wear the crown. Offering an atypical perspective of a beauty pageant, the film unfolds against the background of the Miss Juneteenth procession, […]

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‘After We Collided’ tops £2.5m as ‘Tenet’ retains UK-Ireland box office lead

New releases included ‘Miss Juneteenth’ and ’23 Walks’.RankFilm (Distributor)Three-day gross (Sep 25-27)Total gross to date Week 1 Tenet (Warner Bros) £623,000 £15.0m 5 2 After We Collided (Shear Entertainment) £514,020 £2.56m 4 3 Bill And Ted Face The Music (Warner Bros) £212,000 £830,000 2 4 Onward (Disney) £126,355 £7.3m 16 5 The New Mutants (Disney) […]

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Miss Juneteenth review – the stuff of dreams

A Texas single mother is determined her daughter will win the local pageant to gain a college scholarship in this beautifully observed debut featureEarlier this year, Philippa Lowthorpe’s socio-comedy Misbehaviour entertainingly addressed the intersection between sexism and racism through the bizarre real-life pageantry of the disrupted 1970 Miss World competition in London. A very different […]

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Vertigo acquires ‘Miss Juneteenth’ for UK and Ireland (exclusive)

Drama premiered at Sundance and marks feature directorial debut of Channing Godfrey Peoples.Vertigo Releasing has secured UK and Ireland rights to Channing Godfrey Peoples’ Us drama Miss Juneteenth, which debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.Vertigo secured the deal directly with Us producer-financer Ley Line Entertainment and plans to release the film theatrically and on […]

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Trailer Round-Up: ‘Miss Juneteenth’, ‘The Outpost’, ‘Darkness Falls’, ‘Tell Me I Love You’, and More

It’s that time again…time to round up some stray trailers like they’ve never been rounded up before. We’ve wrangled ’em but good over here at /Film HQ (I broke in a new lasso and everything), and now you can reap the benefits by watching all of these babies in one place. Find yourself a comfy […]

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‘Miss Juneteenth’ Trailer: A Mother Wants A Better Future For Her Daughter In This Sundance Standout

It’s not a shocking revelation to find out that a parent wants their child to have more than they ever did. No matter if you’re someone struggling to pay your bills, living paycheck to paycheck, or if you have incredible wealth, a parent’s goal is to make sure their child doesn’t face hardship that could […]

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