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Writer/Director: Bo Burnham | Producers: Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, Lila Yacoub, Chris Storer | Editor: Jennifer Lily | Composer: Anna Meredith | Cinematographer: Andrew Wehde | Cast: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan | USA / 2018 / 93 min
About the Film
If revisiting junior high is the last thing you’d ever want to do, Bo Burnham’s breakout comedy debut will change your mind. Introvert Kayla only becomes outgoing and confident when she’s recording YouTube videos. In the final weeks of her pre-high school life, can she blossom into a popular girl in real life? Burnham crafts a character whose every instinct rings achingly authentic and reminds us all of a time when we were entirely too hard on ourselves.
Writers/Directors: Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata | France / 2017 / 6 min / Animated
A nostalgic look at a traveling businessman father and his complicated relationship with the son he often leaves behind.
About the Filmmaker
Bo Burnham is a comedian from Boston, Massachusetts. He has created three hour-long live comedy specials—Words, Words, Words; what.; and Make Happy—and he has directed specials for Jerrod Carmichael and Chris Rock. Eighth Grade is his feature-film directorial debut.