Fort Worth Filmmaker Channing Godfrey Peoples’ feature film debut, Miss Juneteeth, recently premiered at Sundance Film Festival. Ahead of its upcoming screening at SXSW, the independent film shared a few of the locations filmed at in Fort Worth. Be on the lookout for these locales!
The film is based in Texas and follows the journey of Turquoise Jones, a single mom and one-time winner of the Miss Juneteenth Beauty Pageant, as she tries to prepare her daughter Kai to follow in her mother’s footsteps by competing in the Miss Juneteenth competition.
NORTHSIDE LAUNDROMAT - 1507 N MAIN ST FT WORTH, TX
Located just southeast of Marine Park, Northside Laundry is surrounded by ample North Side Tex-Mex and Mex-Mex dining options that include Los Paisanos Restaurante Y Taqueria, Rancho Grande and Joe T Garcia’s, among others.
SPEEDWAY CAR WASH - 5225 MCCART AVE FT WORTH, TX 76115
Conveniently located just north of I-20/Southwest Loop 820 and off McCart Avenue, Speedy Car Wash is an outdoor car washing station.
IGNIS FASHION DESIGN - 2239 N MAIN ST FT WORTH, TX 76164
Ignis Fashion Design is a ready-to-wear apparel shop that specializes in weddings and quinceañeras. The store is located just southwest of The Stockyards off South Main Street.
JUNETEENTH MUSEUM - 901 E ROSEDALE ST FT WORTH, TX 76104
The Juneteenth Museum is dedicated to preserving local memories and historical relics related to the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas. The gallery is located one block east of I-35W and just north of East Rosedale Street.
VIOLA’S CAFÉ – 312 PENNSYLVANIA AVE, FT WORTH, TX 76104
Now shuttered, Viola’s Cafe was a former Near Southside cafe located on the south side of East Pennsylvania Avenue, just west of I-35W.
LLOYD'S CAFÉ - 1264 E ROSEDALE ST FT WORTH, TX 76104
Lloyd’s Cafe is popular with locals and visitors alike. Southern barbecue is the main draw here. Lloyd’s Cafe is located between I-35E and 287 just south of East Rosedale Street.
THE WOMEN'S CLUB OF FORT WORTH - 1316 PENNSYLVANIA AVE FT WORTH, TX 76104
The Women’s Club of Fort Worth is the oldest Fort Worth organization dedicated to supporting and empowering women. The Club was founded in 1923 and serves 39 member clubs and 14 departments today.
AMERICAN LEGION - 1250 MANSFIELD AVE FT WORTH, TX 76104
The American Legion is a veterans service organization that mentors youth and supports community programs. The Legion’s Post #838 is located south of East Rosedale Street between 287 and I35W.