Cinematique Presents: “Eighth Grade”

Aug 13, 2018

Eighth Grade runs from Monday, August 27 thru Friday, August 31. It screens Monday to Friday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Stein Theatre.

In his feature film debut by writer-director and standup comedian Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade takes a painfully accurate and tender look at one eighth grader’s last week of middle school. As Kayla Korner (played by 13-year-old Elsie Fisher) navigates adolescence in 2018, the film highlights the role of social media and technology in moments that feel embarrassingly true to life. Middle school sucks. This film definitely doesn’t.

From the critics:

 

Poignantly funny,wrenchingly wise and meltingly beautiful, Eighth Grade is a not-so-small miracle of independent filmmaking.

 

Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

 

In his sharp, smart comedy Eighth Grade, the director Bo Burnham understands that some of the most pronounced extremes of teenage-hood take place in that lonely room known as our heads.

Manohla Dargis, The NYTimes

 

For ticket information, call the Thalian Box Office, Monday - Saturday, 2PM-6PM, 910-632-2285 or visit at 310 Chestnut Street. Advance ticket purchase available – no extra charge to purchase in advance by phone or in person at the Thalian Box Office. Tickets are also available at the Thalian Hall Website. Admission is $7 (+ tax and $1 ticketing fee).