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Bo Burnham to Bring Debut Feature EIGHTH GRADE to 2018 ATLFF Closing Night


Director Bo Burnham, the comedian known for his popular stand-up routines and YouTube career, will bring his new film EIGHTH GRADE to the Plaza Theatre on Saturday, April 21 as the Closing Night presentation of the 2018 Atlanta Film Festival.

Coming from beloved distributor A24 (“Moonlight” and previous ATLFF closing night films “The Spectacular Now,” “Morris From America” and “Menashe”), EIGHTH GRADE had its World Premiere at Sundance and marks Burnham’s debut film as both writer and director. Burnham is scheduled to attend.


Directed by Bo Burnham
USA, 2018, English, 94 minutes

Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school—the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year—before she begins high school.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 30, 2018. Badges on sale now!

Before the festival kicks off, the public is invited to an ATLFF Kickoff Party on March 30th at the Rialto Center for the Arts from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Festival attendees will be able to pick up their 2018 badges, purchase tickets and festival merchandise, receive program guides and enjoy food and drinks.


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