Premature

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USA | 2019 | 86 minutes | Rashaad Ernesto Green

Opens March 6, 2020

In this Harlem-set drama, college-bound Ayanna (co-writer Zora Howard) begins a tender romance with a handsome music producer, only to learn the limits of a man's adoration and the hazards of burning too bright too young.

It's Ayanna's last summer before college, and all she wants to do is have an easygoing final few months in Harlem with her friends before heading out to Bucknell University. But when she catches the eye of handsome, mysterious outsider Isaiah (Broadway actor Joshua Boone, "Network"), she realizes her future may not be entirely set in stone. It starts tenderly, the two bonding over their artistic passions—he's a music producer with something to prove, she's a budding poet yet to understand her true talents—and it's not long before they consummate their relationship. But as she attempts to turn a fling into a full-fledged romance, she learns the limits of a man's adoration and the hazards of burning too bright too young.

"Premature is one of the year's best films."—Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader

  • Director: Rashaad Ernesto Green
  • Principal Cast: Zora Howard, Joshua Boone, Michelle Wilson, Alexis Marie Wint, Imani Lewis, Tashiana Washington
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2019
  • Running Time: 86 minutes
  • Producer: Joy Ganes, Rashaad Ernesto Green, Darren Dean
  • Screenplay: Rashaad Ernesto Green, Zora Howard
  • Language: English