Premature

Winner
Acura Someone to Watch Award
Spirit Awards
A tender ballad -- not just about love but age, opportunity, timing -- that gets stuck in your head.

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Premature

On a summer night in Harlem during her last months at home before 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.
Not Rated
Runtime
86
Language
English
Director
Rashaad Ernesto Green
Writer(s)
Rashaad Ernesto Green, Zora Howard
Cast
Zora Howard, Joshua Boone, Michelle Wilson, Tashiana Washington
Awards:
Winner, Acura Someone to Watch Award, Spirit Awards
FEATURED REVIEW
Candice Frederick, TheWrap

There’s a moment that encapsulates the essence of “Premature,” director and co-writer Rashaad Ernesto Green’s eagerly awaited sophomore feature following 2011’s criminally underrated “Gun Hill Road.” It’s when 17-year-old Ayanna (co-writer Zora Howard) and her friends are on the subway in Harlem, ...

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