Our Director Debuts season kicks off with the critically acclaimed EIGHTH GRADE.
“A simple story with the emotions of a cinematic epic” - Independent
“Eighth Grade brilliantly captures the agony and ecstasy of adolescence” - Chicago Sun Times
The film tells the story of Kayla (played by Elsie Fisher in "a raw, radiantly generous performance" - Variety), an introverted teenage girl tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth grade year before leaving to start high school.
This is the feature debut from Youtuber/Comedian Bo Burnham who went on to win the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding First-Time Feature.