In writer-director Bo Burnham‘s startlingly realistic feature film debut, the painful awkwardness (social and otherwise) of modern teen-dom is pitch-perfectly captured via a thirteen-year-old protagonist named Kayla (Golden Globe nominee Elsie Fisher, in one of the year’s most genuinely captivating performances). Young Kayla endures a seemingly endless 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. With Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson.
“In addition to its queasy verisimilitude, EIGHTH GRADE offers acute observations on how social media and the language of self-care have warped teen life.” (The New Yorker)
“As the wonderfully real Kayla Day in Bo Burnham’s lauded feature directorial debut, the young actress turned in the year’s most honest performance.” (IndieWire)
“Bo Burnham’s story about a 14-year-old misfit is one of the funniest, saddest and most heartfelt teen movies ever… One of the best movies of the year. “ (Rolling Stone)
“EIGHTH GRADE masterfully captures the emotional horror of being a Generation Z middle-schooler, yet tells a universally relatable coming of age story.” (Screen Rant)
“Movies about teenagers are often filled with contrived excesses, but Mr. Burnham understands that some of the most pronounced extremes — the drama, the comedy, the horror — take place in that lonely room known as our heads.” (The New York Times)
Monday, January 21 *Encore Screening!
Doors 8:20 pm | Movie 8:50 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door
*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
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EIGHTH GRADE (Bo Burnham, 2018 / 94 mins / PG) 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.