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IFC Presents the film PREMATURE - Directed by Rashaad Ernesto Green and Zora Howard


Directed by Rashaad Ernesto Green Written by Rashaad Ernesto Green and Zora Howard Starring Zora Howard and Joshua Boone

WINNER - FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS - SOMEONE TO WATCH NOMINEE - FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS - JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD OFFICIAL SELECTION - SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL "A stirring coming-of-ager with a knockout lead turn."   -Jon Frosch, The Hollywood Reporter "A rapturous, heart-wrenching love story." - Candice Frederick, The Wrap "Zora Howard is a breakout talent and she endows this story with grace and passion." - Joe Blessing, The Playlist "A tender ballad—not just about love but age, opportunity, timing—that gets stuck in your head." - Nick Allen, Roger Ebert

IFC Films is proud to present PREMATURE the striking sophomore feature film by Rashaad Ernesto Green. Headlined by a phenomenal breakthrough performance by Zora Howard, who co-wrote the screenplay with Green, the powerful, coming-of-age film premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and received two Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations. IFC Films will release the film in theaters on Friday, February 21 in New York at the IFC Center, in Los Angeles at Laemmle's Monica Film Center and select cities and on VOD platforms. SYNOPSIS — 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. NEW YORK SCREENINGS *Tuesday, Feb. 18th at 7:00PM (NeueHouse, 110 E. 25th St, New York, NY 10010) *Wednesday, Feb. 19th at 7:00PM (Made in NY Media Center by IFP, 30 John Street, Brooklyn, NY) *Thursday, Feb. 20th at 7:00PM (The CORE: club, 66 E. 55th Street, New York, NY) *Post-screening Q&A with Rashaad Ernesto Green & Zora Howard

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