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Eighth Grade (2018)

Opens on August 12

Director: Bo Burnham Run Time: 94 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2018

Starring: Daniel Zolghadri, Elsie Fisher, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan, Josh Hamilton

Country: United States
Language: English

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About the film:

Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school — the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year — before she begins high school.

Eighth Grade is a masterpiece.”

—Charlotte O’Sullivan for the London Evening Standard

About the filmmaker:

Bo Burnham is a comedian, musician, actor, writer, and director from Boston, Massachusetts, who has crafted wry musical comedy since his teen years on YouTube and Comedy Central. He has created three hour-long live comedy specials—Words, Words, Words; what., and Make Happy—and he has directed specials for Jerrod Carmichael and Chris Rock.

His universally acclaimed feature debut Eighth Grade (2018), a heartfelt look at coming-of-age in the social media age, premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and won Best First Screenplay at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. In 2020, Burnham received further recognition for his role in Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman (2020).

For Bo Burnham: Inside (2021), his fourth special, Burnham received a Peabody Award, three Emmy Awards, and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media for “All Eyes on Me”.

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