A Juneteenth Celebration: Miss Juneteenth and Doretha's Blues

Co-presented with Houston Museum of African American Culture

Jun 19, 2021, 08:30 PM Moonstruck Drive-In $30.00 Get Tickets

Houston Cinema Arts Society and Houston Museum of African American Culture present a special Drive-In Juneteenth program of the Texas-shot film Miss Juneteenth preceded by Channing Godfrey Peoples' new short film Doretha's Blues at Moonstruck Drive-In on June 19th at 8:30pm. Tickets are $30 per car.

Doors open at 7pm with a special hour-long Juneteenth Mixtape by DJ Red playing at 7:30pm. The film begins at 8:30pm.

Doretha's Blues

Doretha goes out for her evening drink at her local watering hole when a news story dredges up old memories.

Country, Year United States, 2021
DirectorChanning Godfrey Peoples
WriterChanning Godfrey Peoples
CastTonea Stewart, Yolanda Davis, Kristen White, Ashlee L'Oreal Davis, Jimmy Easley, Michael Bowman, Elliot Sims, Erik Dietrich
ProducerNeil Williams, Jeff Walker, Lisa Normand, Kate Bolger
LanguageEnglish
Runtime15 MINS, SECS
GenreShort
SubjectFilm
Event TypeCompilation, Drive In

Miss Juneteenth

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 slaves in Texas were freed – two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. 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.

Country, Year United States, 2020
DirectorChanning Godfrey Peoples
WriterChanning Godfrey Peoples
CastNicole Beharie, Kendrick Sampson, Alexis Chikaeze
ProducerNeil Creque Williams, Jeanie Igoe, James M. Johnston, Toby Halbrooks, Tim Headington, Theresa Steele Page
LanguageEnglish
Runtime99 MINS, SECS
GenreNarrative
SubjectFilm
Event TypeCompilation, Drive In