Wednesday, June 19, 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The DeLuxe Theater
3303 Lyons Avenue
Houston, TX 77020

To RSVP: Click the link and enter the password “TEXAS” when prompted

You’re invited to join the Texas Public Policy Foundation, American Federation for Children, and Texas Southern University for an exclusive showing of “Miss Virginia” at The DeLuxe Theater, followed by a Q&A with Miss Virginia and TPPF’s education policy experts. Seating is limited, so RSVP today to reserve your spot. Complimentary light appetizers and beverages will be provided.

While this movie is not rated, it does contain limited use of strong language.

Event Agenda

  • 6:00-7:00PM – Guest Check-in + Reception
  • 7:00-8:40PM – Event Start + Film Screening
  • 8:40 – 9:00PM – Conversation with Miss Virginia + Audience Q&A

Movie Synopsis

Based on a true story, “Miss Virginia” stars Emmy® winner Uzo Aduba as a struggling single mother who is losing her fifteen-year-old son to the rough streets of Washington, DC. Unwilling to see him drop out and deal drugs, she places him in a private school. But when she can’t afford tuition, she launches a movement to change the system that is destroying him and thousands like him. Attacked and threatened by those who don’t want change—from corrupt politicians to the local drug lord—Virginia must discover depths of strength she never knew she had.

Emmy® nominee Vanessa Williams (SOUL FOOD, MY BROTHER), Emmy® nominee Aunjanue Ellis (WHEN THEY SEE US), Amirah Vann (UNDERGROUND), Emmy® nominee Adina Porter (AMERICAN HORROR STORY), Niles Fitch (THIS IS US), Nadji Jeter (WONDER), and Golden Globe nominee Matthew Modine (STRANGER THINGS, FULL METAL JACKET) round out MISS VIRGINIA’s stellar cast.

Click here to watch the film trailer and learn more.

To RSVP: Click the link and enter the password “TEXAS” when prompted