A 13 year-old girl endures her final week of eighth grade, navigating the perilous world of social media and the end of middle school. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on themes and subjects raised in the film.
This screening will be followed by a panel session with Young Champions from the Time to Change Young People's Programme and performances by The Honest Poet, all of whom will be talking openly and honestly about their experience of mental health.
FREE to attend. Reserve your place via the ticket link: https://www.intofilm.org/events/festival/791
Recommended age group 16+
The event runs 10am - 12pm on Friday the 22nd November 2019
Kayla Day is a shy, awkward and introverted teenager trying her best to navigate the pitfalls of middle school whilst also cultivating an internet persona on YouTube and Snapchat. Although her online presence is confident and dynamic, she is still given the “Most Quiet” award at her school assembly whilst her single father struggles to connect with her. After unsuccessful attempts at flirting during a classmate’s pool party, Kayla is taken under the wing of a kind high school student Olivia and discovers that her teenage problems may have only just begun. An authentic, empathetic and relatable portrait of a girl on the cusp of maturity, 'Eighth Grade' is filled with shrewd observations on social media, growing up and overcoming anxiety.
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