Bo Burnham and A24 Are Having Free Screenings of Eighth Grade So Kids In and Around Eighth Grade Can Go See It
Bo Burnham, writer and director of the fantastic Eighth Grade, has lamented that the film’s R-rating has made it difficult for kids to see it and is thus having the film screened for free for one special engagement this Wednesday, August 8th in all 50 states so that everyone of all ages can go see it (especially the kids of the age that the movie is about).
Get more details on showtimes and locations here. Know that you ought to show up early to make sure you get tickets and get in.
Oh yeah, in case you weren’t aware, Eighth Grade is playing nationwide and is, without a doubt, one of the best movies of the year. Please go see it at a theater whenever you can.
Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade Is Hands Down One of the Best Coming of Age Movies of the Year
Bo Burnham continues to dazzle us all with his multitudes and multitudes of talent, skill, and precision even as he now takes his creativity behind the scenes these days.
His feature film debut Eighth Grade is further evidence of that claim and a fantastic and hysterical portrait of adolescence in 2018. The advent of social media, mass shootings, and a lost generation of parenting all raise the bar on what it’s like to be alienated as a kid right now. Burnham captures all of that in the most cinematic way possible even if the moments are rather small and nuanced in the grand scheme of life. Elsie Fisher has a star making performance with how true every stutter and hesitation rings when just trying to talk to someone as the film’s main girl, Kayla.
Also, if it helps, you can almost draw this analogy of Lady Bird is to the 90s and 2017 as Eighth Grade is to 2018 and everything that’s going on right now.
Eighth Grade is now playing in theaters in limited release in NY/LA.
Watch Trailer for Bo Burnham’s Writer-Director Debut “Eighth Grade”
Bo Burnham really is making an impressive showing as a director after making himself into a formidable comedian. From his work on his own specials to directing comedy specials for Jerrod Carmichael and Chris Rock, Burnham has made the next step to a feature length film Eighth Grade that he both wrote and directed.
The trailer promises a coming of age of story that has a bit of wry, satiric edge and something that could be really special (perhaps, 2018′s Lady Bird). The trailer will definitely make you think about how painful a time 8th grade might have been for you.