Nicole Beharie shines as a former beauty queen and single mom in the new trailer for Miss Juneteenth.

Miss Juneteenth comes highly recommended by critics who caught it at Sundance and is currently lined up for a limited theatrical release alongside a VOD rollout.

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.

Channing Godfrey Peoples writes and directs a cast starring Nicole Beharie, Kendrick Sampson and Alexis Chikaeze.

Miss Juneteenth arrives in some US cinemas and on VOD from June 19.