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Eighth Grade

Dir: Bo Burnham, 2018, USA, 93 mins, Cert: 15

Sun 12 May 2019 // 18:00
Mon 13 May 2019 // 20:00

Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession)

Comedian Bo Burnham makes the leap to filmmaker with this refreshingly real, sharply observed, and devastatingly funny look at growing up in the age of Snapchat. In a naturalistic breakout performance, Elsie Fisher stars as Kayla, a social media-hooked 13-year-old who projects confidence and cool on her barely watched YouTube channel, but in real life is painfully shy, endearingly awkward, and practically invisible to her classmates. With high school just around the corner, can she reconcile her online persona with her real self? At once unflinchingly honest and unfailingly empathetic, Burnham’s auspicious directorial début is as relatable as it is hilarious.