The twisted tale follows a mother and daughter caring for their ill grandmother in a remote family home. Director Natalie Erika James’ controlled and impressive direction carries this suspenseful experience to a nail-biting finish.
A beauty pageant called Miss Juneteenth was created to celebrate Juneteenth. That pageant serves as the backdrop of the film, which follows single mother and former Miss Juneteenth winner Turquoise Jones (Nicole Beharie) as she navigates her unwilling daughter Kai (Alexis Chikaeze) through the competition.
The Daily Texan spoke with supporting actress Alexis Chikaeze to discuss the pageant, the importance of celebrating Black beauty and the power of releasing this film on the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth.
At 11 years old, Ya’Ke Smith watched “Boyz n the Hood” for the first time. He said the way the film rewrote the negative stereotypes about African American men sparked his own interest in the world of filmmaking.
Hot Film Fan Summer will never be the same. When COVID-19 forced movie theaters to shut down worldwide, studios quickly adjusted theatrical release dates for upcoming films. The Daily Texan has highlighted what would have been summer 2020’s biggest films and provided an update on their current release plans.