About the Film
Written and directed by comedian Bo Burnham in his feature film debut, “Eighth Grade” is a moving and darkly funny film for EVERYONE. It follows thirteen-year-old Kayla who endures the tidal wave of emotions that follow her through the last weeks of middle school–the end of her eighth grade year before she begins high school. This is a unique and genuine coming of age film about the plight of young kids today in an internet-saturated world that forces them to grow up faster than they can handle.
“Eighth Grade” premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
“A beautiful and uncompromising piece of art, from a distinctive new talent.” – San Francisco Chronicle