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 digital platforms on September 18.The film marks the feature debut of the writer-director who was inspired by her upbringing in Texas where the Miss Juneteenth pageant takes place annually.

The day commemorates the end of slavery in 1865 when Union forces arrived in

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