New this week: Neil Young, 'Miss Juneteenth,' Padma Lakshmi

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This combination of cover images show, from left, Rough and Rowdy Ways," by Bob Dylan, "Homegrown," a release by Neil Young and "Bigger Love" by John Legend. (Columbia, from left,/Reprise/Columbia via AP)

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.


—“Miss Juneteenth”: In Channing Godfrey Peoples’ leisurely first feature, Turquise Jones (Nicole Beharie) is a single mother and former beauty queen, once crowned Miss Juneteenth, who wants her teenager daughter, Kai (Alexis Chikaeze), to follow in her footsteps. Peoples’ film will debut Friday on-demand on Juneteenth, the annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. “Miss Juneteenth” isn’t about that history but the contemporary African American struggle to remain in the middle class. Turquise is juggling two jobs and a lot of regret, and Beharie imbues her life with strength and dignity.

—“Disclosure”: Sam Feder’s documentary, premiering Friday on Netflix, surveys trans representation in film and TV. It’s a history wrought with painful caricatures, cruel punchlines and dubious erasure. But it’s also a joyful, celebratory journey that chronicles the increasing presence of trans actors and filmmakers in Hollywood, and the difference they’re making for a larger trans community. With Laverne Cox (a producer), Lilly Wachowski, MJ Rodriguez and others.

—“Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project”: No one has ever been glued to TV news quite like Marion Stokes. From the mid-70s until her death in 2012, Stokes, a reclusive communist activist and former librarian, was obsessed with recording television 24 hours a day. Matt Wolf’s film, which plays Monday on PBS’s “Independent Lens,” is about Stokes’ paranoid but visionary compulsion to create a mammoth VHS archive of history as depicted, filtered and distorted by media.

— AP Film Writer Jake Coyle


Bob Dylan: It’s been eight years since the legend Bob Dylan released an album of original material. He’s back with “Rough and Rowdy Ways,” which comes out Friday and sounds “moody, reflective, meditative, befuddling, funny and awe-inspiring,” according to Associated Press critic Scott Bauer.