EIGHTH GRADE

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Tuesday, 21 May 2019
10:45
Exeter Pheonix
Film

Dir. Bo Burnham
94 mins | 2018 | USA

SHOWING TIMES:

  • Fri 17 May: 6.15pm
  • Sun 19 May: 4pm
  • Tue 21 May: 10.45am + Breakfast Deal
  • Thu 23 May: 8.15pm

US comedian, actor and writer Bo Burnham’s coming-of-age comedy-drama Eighth Grade is a hilarious, heartfelt and unusually clear-eyed look at the trials and tribulations of adolescence.

13-year-old Kayla (brilliantly played by Elsie Fisher) struggles through the last week of middle school. A loner, plagued by social anxiety, she channels her creativity and longing for friendship into her online persona, confidently dispensing advice via video blogs. But nobody watches them, and during her last days of eighth grade she becomes determined to connect in real life with the girls who look down on her and the boys who don’t even look at her.

Fisher’s truly exceptional (and Golden Globe-nominated) performance powers the film. The dialogue is sometimes inane, words are sometimes stumbled over, and the actors evince physical flaws – much as in real life.

Funny, distinctive and touchingly sincere, Eighth Grade will garner strong word-of-mouth as well as critical plaudits and will stay with you for a long time.


BREAKFAST + FILM

Enjoy breakfast in our Café Bar before the screening on Tue 21 May.

£9.50: Film + cup of tea + something from our breakfast menu.