'Miss Juneteenth' to re-release in theaters for Juneteenth 2021

Nicole Beharie as Turquoise in Miss Juneteenth.
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Miss Juneteenth is a triumph of a film met with a huge critical response. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was also met with a diminished box office. Now as we head into Juneteenth 2021, the film will be re-releasing to theaters across America. After only opening in 6 theaters in 2020, Miss Juneteenth will now hit theaters across thirteen states in the US from June 18th to June 24th. 

Check out the film's Twitter thread below for more details and locations. You can also purchase tickets on Fandango. 

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Miss Juneteenth features a cast that absolutely wowed audiences. Nicole Beharie steals the show as Turquoise Jones — the film's protagonist. Kendrick Sampson, Alexis Chikaeze, Liz Mikel, Marcus Mauldin and more star alongside her. The film was written and directed by Channing Godfrey Peoples.

After wowing at the Sundance Film Festival, Miss Juneteenth will be getting a television adaptation following Peoples' original film. This won't be her first foray into television, either. Peoples also wrote 2 episodes of the acclaimed Queen Sugar.

Here's the official synopsis of the film out of Sundance

Built like a bird, 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 slavery was abolished in Texas. 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.

Amelia Emberwing

Amelia is an entertainment Streaming Editor at IGN, which means she spends a lot of time analyzing and editing stories on things like Loki, Peacemaker, and The Witcher. In addition to her features and editorial work, she’s also a member of both the Television Critics Association and Critics Choice. A deep love of film and television has kept her happily in the entertainment industry for 7 years.