Houston Cinema Arts Society and Museum of African American Culture Celebrate June and Black Music Month
The Houston Cinema Arts Society and the Houston Museum of African American Culture are teaming up for screenings at Moonstruck Drive-In for Juneteenth and Black Music Month. Miss Juneteenth will play Saturday June 19 at 8:30 p.m. with tickets at $ 30 per car and Summer of Soul will play Wednesday June 23 at 8:30 p.m. with free pre-registration.
On Saturday June 19 at 8:30 p.m., HCAS and HMAAC will present A Juneteenth Celebration: Miss Juneteenth and Doretha’s Blues at Moonstruck Drive-In. The program will feature Channing Godfrey Peoples’ Texas-shot Miss Juneteenth, previously screened at the HCAS Beyond Film Program with the Sundance Film Festival, and will be preceded by the Houston premiere of the director’s new short, Doretha’s Blues. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., members of the public will enjoy a personalized mixtape of Juneteenth by DJ Red of Screwed Up Records and Tapes celebrating the legacy of Juneteenth, Black Texas and Houston and aligning with L’s 50th anniversary. DJ Screw’s birthday on July 20 and the 25th anniversary of DJ Screw’s legendary mixtape on June 27.
On Wednesday, June 23 at 8:30 p.m., Summer of Soul, winner of the Sundance 2021 Documentary Jury Grand Prize and Audience Award, will be screened for free at Moonstruck Drive-In as part of the celebration of Black Music Month : Summer of Soul. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., members of the public can listen to another custom mixtape for Summer of Soul, by DJ Red of Screwed Up Records and Tapes, paying homage to legendary artists from the film, including Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Gladys. Knight, 5th Dimension, and Sly and the Family Stone, among others. Prior registration is required.
“It’s always a pleasure to partner with the Houston Cinema Arts Society, and there is no better way to celebrate Juneteenth than with Doretha’s Blues and Miss Juneteenth, or to partner with HCAS to celebrate the Black Music Month with Summer of Soul and DJ Red’s Mixtape, “says HMAAC. CEO John Guess.