06-24 November 2019



American Indies
Rashaad Ernesto Green

United States

2019 / 86’ / Hawaii Premiere / English

Ayanna is making the most out of her last summer in Harlem before heading to college. She’s bold, confident, and not really looking for love—until she meets the slightly older Isaiah. After one of those rare first dates that lasts for hours, she knows there’s something different about him. Ayanna has found herself at an intimidating crossroads: one foot is still under her mother’s roof, while the the other is primed to step out on her own with Isaiah.
Rashaad Ernesto Green captures youthful, uninhibited conviction through Ayanna’s world in flux: transitional outbursts at home with her mother, deep and sensuous encounters of intimacy with Isaiah, and moments of unfiltered honesty with her girlfriends. Writer and breakout-lead Zora Howard brings complexity to Ayanna, a young woman balancing vulnerability and self-sufficiency. The result is an outspoken portrait of a young woman in transition, anchored by the relationships that shape us, the friendships that bolster and push us, and the love that has the power to change everything.

-Anderson Le

Saturday 9 20:30 - 22:01Regal Dole Cannery 16
Sunday 10 18:15 - 19:46Regal Dole Cannery 14
DirectorRashaad Ernesto Green.
CastZora Howard, Joshua Boone, Michelle Wilson, Alexis Marie Wint and Imani Lewis.
ScreenplayZora Howard and Rashaad Ernesto Green.
CinematographerLaura Valladao.
EditorJustin Chan.
MusicPatrick Cannell.

Lizz Astor ... line producer
Barak Bar-Cohen ... executive producer
Fred Bernstein ... executive producer
Darren Dean ... producer
Joy Ganes ... producer
Rashaad Ernesto Green ... producer
Chadd Harbold ... executive producer
Zora Howard ... associate producer
Kiara Jones ... co-producer / line producer
Ross O'Connor ... co-producer
Eric Schultz ... executive producer
Nikki Silver ... executive producer
Shari Misher Stenzler ... executive producer
Dominique Telson ... executive producer
Susan Kelechi Watson ... executive producer

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