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The Story

13-year-old Kayla Day (Elsie Fisher) always has her phone in hand, hoping to find connections online that might make up for those she’s unable to forge in everyday life.  She makes aspirational YouTube videos for a mostly non-existent audience of teenagers dealing with loneliness, anxiety, invisibility and outright rejection – but is unable to apply her wisdom to her own life and real situations. In the final week of a disastrous school year—and with high school looming on the horizon—Kayla struggles to bridge the gap between how she perceives herself and who she believes she should be.

“Eighth Grade is sheer delight - one of those extraordinary gems, a film that is overflowing with insight, wit and humanity.” - HeyUGuys.com

“Elsie Fisher is a revelation.” - Vogue

Winner – 2 Gotham Awards (Breakthrough Director for Bo Burnham and Breakthrough Actor for Elsie Fisher)

Winner – 1 National Board of Review Award (Best Directorial Debut for Bo Burnham and selected as one of the Top 10 Films of 2018)

Nominated – 4 Independent Spirit Awards (Best Feature, Best Female Lead for Elsie Fisher, Best First Screenplay for Bo Burnham and Best Supporting Male for Josh Hamilton)

Rating

M

Duration

94

Cast

Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan

Director

Bo Burnham

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