The Forty-Year-Old Version

Comedy Drama


After teaching for ten years, a playwright leans into the world of hip-hop looking for authenticity.

Three months shy of forty and the writer, director, and star claims she needs to stay in her lane, but she's talented enough to warrant taking up a highway. Shot in black and white, "The 40-Year-Old Version" explores the challenges and compromises that come with being a black female artist. Any one of those themes would fill a script so we're in for a ride with this all-in story. The protagonist is a little old for a coming-of-age effort, but this is undoubtedly about finding your voice. Shiny and new.

Anne Murphy

Online Release 9th October 2020
Netflix 124 mins