Eighth Grade

USA, 94 Minutes,Comedy/ Drama, English, Not Rated


The Michigan Theater Main Auditorium Thu, May 31, 2018 8:00 PM
Opening Night Film with Special Guest BO BURNHAM!
Event Info
Film Section:US Narrative
Category:Opening Night
US Narratives
Special Guest Appearances
Ann Arbor
Midwest Premiere
Award Winner
Sponsored By:Woodward Original
Content Warnings:Explicit Language
Sexual Situations (vague)
Drug Use
Audience Award:Yes
Film Info
Run Time (in minutes):94 minutes
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Production Country:United States
Previous Festivals:Sundance
San Francisco International Film Festival
Festival Awards:Audience Award - Best Narrative Feature (San Francisco 2018)
Grand Jury Prize Nominee (Sundance 2018)
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Bo Burnham
Notable Cast:Elsie Fisher
Josh Hamilton
Screenwriter:Bo Burnham


MIDWEST PREMIERE! Eighth-grader Kayla Day always has her phone in hand, hoping to find connections online that might make up for those she’s unable to forge in everyday life. She makes YouTube videos aimed at other adolescents dealing with similar issues—feelings of isolation, anxiety, and invisibility—but after so easily summoning this wisdom and confidence when addressing her (barely existent) audience, Kayla finds it paralyzingly difficult to apply in real situations. In the final week of a thus-far-disastrous school year—and with high school looming on the horizon—Kayla struggles to bridge the gap between how she perceives herself and who she believes she should be. Writer/director BO BURNHAM, making his feature film debut, delivers a keenly observed and achingly funny portrait of the insecurities and absurdities of being 13 in a world where one’s private experience is lived publicly online. -Sundance Film Festival 2018

Sponsored by Woodward Original

Additional Information

Special Guest Appearance! Director BO BURNHAM will be in attendance on Thursday, May 31 for our opening night screening!

Advanced tickets are currently SOLD OUT! Tickets may be available at the door 15 minutes prior to showtime.