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Special Premiere Screening! Filmmaker Discussion! PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE • Tuesday 12/11 at 7:00

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Wed, Sep 19, 2018

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Eighth Grade

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Special Screening!

(2018) dir Bo Burnham w/Elsie Fisher [93 min; DCP]
We’re excited to bring back one of the must-see indie films of the summer, Bo Burnham’s EIGHTH GRADE. This remarkable film – sometimes painful, sometimes hilarious – takes an honest approach to teen films that is rarely seen. The film’s hero, Kayla (an amazing and fearless Elsie Fisher) isn’t a victim, but she’s also not a cool kid, nor really an outcast nerd. She doesn’t have perfect skin and she doesn’t know where she fits in. So she’s pretty much your basic suburban teen: awkward, shy, pimply, searching, exploring, embarrassing herself, and, sometimes, succeeding.

Staff Pick: Petra

“Lives spent looking at devices and screens is a reality for most of us, for better or worse; Eighth Grade is notable because it consciously avoids serving up a familiar media brew of technophobia and misogyny.” – Jordan Searles, Bitch Media

“Beneath the veneer of a quippy teenage dramedy, Eighth Grade is a devastating study of anxiety, depicting with keen insight the crushing weight of the disease.” – Adam Epstein, Quartz

“Poignantly funny, wrenchingly wise and meltingly beautiful, ‘Eighth Grade’ is a not-so-small miracle of independent filmmaking.” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

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  • Special Premiere Screening! Filmmaker Discussion! PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE • Tuesday 12/11 at 7:00