Screening and Q&A feat. Miss Juneteenth (DukeCreate, DEMAN Live, DBA & Screen/Society)
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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Join us for a special film screening of "Miss Juneteeth," a Sundance Film Festival-premiere produced by Neil Creque Williams '06, followed by a talkback with Williams and writer/director Channing Godfrey Peoples. Moderated by Mark Anthony Neal, the James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of African and African American Studies.
The film tells the story of Turquoise Jones, a single mom and "bona fide beauty queen" who as a teenager was crowned Miss Juneteenth, a title commemorating the day slavery was abolished in Texas, and now in her adulthood is on a course to cultivate her teenage daughter for the crown. The Sundance Film Festival calls the film "a soulful journey of a determined woman who takes on the burden of representing history, and generations of black women, while standing tall despite her own shortcomings as she marches, step by step, toward self-realization."
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