After winning the Special Jury Award for writing at SXSW, Orion Classics has acquired the North American and Latin American rights to Jinn. The film is a coming-of-age story that looks at the struggle to find one’s true identity amongst familial and religious influences. It centers on Summer (Zoe Renee), a 17-year-old carefree black girl, whose world is turned upside down when her mother, a popular meteorologist named Jade Jennings (Simone Missick), abruptly converts to Islam and becomes a different person, prompting Summer to reevaluate her own identity.
Written and directed by Nijla Mu’min, and based loosely on her own experiences with Islam, the film has also won awards at the American Black Film Festival for best screenplay and best actor and at the Backstair Film Festival for best feature narrative and audience award and at the Roxbury Film Festival for best narrative feature.
Orion Classics will release the film in theaters on November 15 and on VOD and Digital HD on November 16, meaning if you prefer to watch your indie dramas on your couch, you won’t have to wait long.