Thursday, March 25, 2021

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.

Official selection: Sundance Film Festival

“A smooth snapshot of the fleeting yet monumental moments of love, despair and self-actualization.” – The Wrap

PREMATURE originally opened at IFC Center on February 21, 2020 and screened until March 5, 2020

  • Country USA
  • Running Time 90 minutes
  • Director Rashaad Ernesto Green
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil, Closed Captioning, Descriptive Audio