Miss Juneteenth

Miss Juneteenth ★★★★

I thought this was such an interesting use of the 'pageant genre' to create a well-rounded portrait of Fort Worth, especially at this time of contemporary racial injustice, tension and damaging respectability politics. Well-written characters with fully formed expectations and struggles; placed inside a microcosm of Fort Worth with slow, gradual shots and sequences.
What happens when dreams don't work out the way you planned them to?