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Premature transcends its familiar trappings with sharp dialogue and a strong sense of setting that further establish Rashaad Ernesto Green as a gifted filmmaker. Read critic reviews

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On a summer night in Harlem during her last months at home before starting college, 17-year-old poet Ayanna begins a summer romance with Isaiah, a music producer who has just moved to the city.

Cast & Crew

Alexis Marie Wint
Tenita
Imani Lewis
Shonte
Cecil Blutcher
Yorell
Bobbi A Bordley
Lexi
Zora Howard
Screenwriter
Joy Ganes
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Chadd Harbold
Executive Producer
Eric Schultz
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Nikki Silver
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Shari Misher Stenzler
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  • It gives off a good summer vibe...[it] develops quite a summer romance...this is what indie films are here to do for us...a marvelous film.

    June 23, 2020 | Rating: A | Full Review…
  • Premature is the kind of confident, remarkably vulnerable drama to which even veteran storytellers aspire.

    March 6, 2020 | Full Review…
  • "Premature" is a delicious slow-burn of a movie, the kind of coming-of-age tale that looks familiar on the surface only to reveal hidden depths of beauty and meaning.

    February 27, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Rashaad Ernesto Green's poignant coming-of-age drama reflects his fruitful collaboration with Zora Howard, who wrote the script with him and also stars as Ayanna, a high-school senior in Harlem who is preparing to leave for college.

    February 24, 2020 | Full Review…
  • It truly is an independent film in all the best possible ways: in the authenticity of it, the sense of place, in the fact that you feel like you're watching true people figuring out their lives.

    February 22, 2020 | Full Review…
  • This film explores the very real ways that love heals, that it transforms, that it tests and changes us.

    February 21, 2020 | Full Review…

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