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Eighth Grade

US, 2018, 94mins, Cert.15

Film description

How does it feel to be a teenager in a modern digital era? Eighth Grade has the answers. Bo Burnham’s outstanding, highly relatable coming-of-age feature is filled with warmth and sympathy for its main character Kayla (played by a superb Elsie Fisher) who is determined to come out of her shell as the end of middle-school approaches. But her attempts to connect with the girls who look down on her and the boys who don’t even look at her, will for so many feel painfully familiar.

Showing as part of Growing Pains

Growing pains is a small season, bringing together films that have at their heart stories about young people, their experiences, and their perspectives on the world.
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