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PREMATURE
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Friday, Feb 28, 2020 12:00 AM
Set against the backdrop of a changing Harlem landscape, when seventeen year old Ayanna meets handsome Isaiah her entire world is turned upside down on her path towards self-discovery as she travails the rigorous terrain of young love the summer before she leaves for college.
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"One of the year's best films." - Chicago Reader

"A tender ballad not just about love but age, opportunity and timing that gets stuck in your head." rogerebert.com

"Electric and raw cinema." - Backseat Mafia

"Captures that unexpected, earth-shattering moment in life when you realize adulthood, real adulthood, is not so simple and cute. It’s difficult, it’s scary, and it’s heartbreaking at times." - The Wrap

WINNER: Independent Spirit Awards - Someone To Watch Award
NOMINEE: Independent Spirit Awards - John Cassavetes Award (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 to 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.



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Series:New Release Films
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:86 minutes
Director:Rashaad Ernesto Green
Year Released:2020
Production Country:USA
Language:English