‘Miss Virginia’ Featured by the ‘Today Show’

May 19, 2023

The Today Show featured the MPI Original Film Miss Virginia this past weekend in its list of “30 movies to watch this Mother’s Day that celebrate motherhood.” This MPI Original shows that a mother’s love can move mountains.

Miss Virginia starring Uzo Aduba (Mrs. America, Orange Is the New Black), Matthew Modine (Stranger Things, Full Metal Jacket), and Niles Fitch (This Is Us) is based on the true story of Virginia Walden Ford, a struggling single mother terrified she’ll lose her 15-year-old son, James, to the rough streets of Washington, DC. Determined not to see him drop out and deal drugs, Virginia takes on a janitorial position as a second job so she can place him in a private school. But with roadblocks frequently popping up along the way, an expensive school is not attainable for James—or for the many other disadvantaged children who don’t have access to the educational opportunities they need to escape the continuing cycle of poverty. 

You can read the full Today Show article featuring this inspiring film here

Also, Miss Virginia is now available to stream for free on Tubi, so if you didn’t watch it on Mother’s Day, you can watch Miss Virginia this weekend!

Subscribe to our Newsletter