Release Date: 6/11/23 – Tribeca Film Festival; 6/17/23 – American Black Film Festival;
6/23/23 – Tubi
Running Time: 91 mins.
Director: Bryian Keith Montgomery, Jr.
Studio(s): Village Roadshow Pictures, Tubi TV
Cast: Pam Grier (Mama), Hailey Kilgore (Jodi Jackson), David Iacono (Eddie), Jeremie Harris (James Walker), Damon Wayans (Wally).
Story: Cinnamon centers on Jodi, a young woman who is frustrated and stuck in a dead-end job with her dreams slipping away. Then she meets Eddie, a hustler who quickly becomes her fiercely devoted boyfriend. The couple, desperate to start a new life and jumpstart Jodi’s singing career, make the fateful decision to commit a crime together but their plan quickly goes sideways. Jodi and Eddie have unknowingly unleashed a spiraling chain of events that quickly makes them the target of a ruthless family run crime organization. Mama, the undisputed head of the organization and her son James will stop at nothing to find out what went wrong. As James begins to uncover the truth, no one is safe and secrets are revealed leading to a deadly showdown where Jodi and Eddie must answer for their crime. The noir thriller marks the first film released under Village Roadshow and Tubi’s Black Noir Cinema banner. Sources: Variety.com; Deadline.com.