FIlm for Thought: Premature


Studio Theater Wed, Mar 4 6:30 PM
Studio Theater Thu, Mar 5 2:00 PM
Run Time:1hr 31min
Release Year:2020
Cast:Imani Lewis
Jimmy Lee Gary Jr.
Director:Rashaad Ernesto Green


On a summer night in Harlem during her last months at home before starting college, seventeen-year-old poet Ayanna (Zora Howard) meets Isaiah (Joshua Boone), a charming music producer who has just moved to the city. It's not long before these two artistic souls are drawn together in a passionate summer romance. But as the highs of young love give way to jealousy, suspicion, and all-too-real consequences, Ayanna must confront the complexities of the adult world--whether she is ready or not. Emotionally raw, intimate, and honest, Premature is at once timeless and bracingly contemporary in its portrait of a young woman navigating the difficult choices that can shape a life.