EIGHTH GRADE

Date Time
Sun 19th May 7.45pm A/D
Mon 20th May 7.45pm A/D S/T
Thurs 23rd May 7.45pm A/D

Dir: Bo Burnham | USA | 2018 | 94 mins
Cast: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan

US comedian, actor and writer Bo Burnham’s coming-of-age comedy-drama is a hilarious, heartfelt and unusually clear-eyed look at the trials and tribulations of adolescence via 13-year-old Kayla (Elsie Fisher) and her last week at middle school. A loner, Kayla channels her longing for friendship into online video blogs – but nobody watches them, and during her last days of eighth grade she becomes determined to connect with her peers in real life. Fisher’s truly exceptional performance powers this funny and distinctive film, which benefits from an incredibly refreshing lack of artifice and an acute awareness of the different roles teenagers play.

“The directorial debut of comedian Bo Burnham is a wonderfully naturalistic tale of the end of middle school with a standout turn from Elsie Fisher” The Guardian

The screening on Mon 20th May will be shown with subtitles projected onto the screen for the hearing impaired, and these are signified by the symbol S/T on the website and in our monthly brochure. Please note all other screenings of these films are without subtitles.

A/D For the visually impaired, we offer audio description via a headset, on this film. Please ask at the Box Office to borrow a headset. All films with audio description available are signified by a single asterisk or A/D on the website and in our monthly brochure. For more information visit our Audio and Soft Subtitles Page

All times listed are the programme start time unless otherwise stated. Films start approx 30 mins after the programme start time.