eighth grade

via Bo Burnham


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Eighth Grade is a 2018 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Bo Burnham, in his feature-film directorial debut. The plot follows an eighth-grader, played by Elsie Fisher, who struggles to finish her last week of classes before embarking for high school.

elsie: Elsie Kate Fisher (born April 3, 2003 in Riverside, California) is an American actress. She began as a child actress, known for her voice acting as Agnes in the first two Despicable Me films. She is also known for her starring role as Kayla Day in 2018 American film Eighth Grade

The film premiered on January 19, 2018 as part of the U.S. Dramatic Competition section of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. It was released in the United States on July 13, 2018. The film has received acclaim from critics, with praise for Burnham’s script and direction and Fisher’s performance


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when i was writing it i was coming to terms with.. i had anxiety.. in the way it’s personal it’s about my current experience.. much more than my 13 yr old experience.. i sort of look at the culture and go.. what is happening.. and i was able to do this w someone else (points to elsie).. say.. do you know what’s happening.. and we kind of both look and shrug out at the universe

huge – we’re all the same.. look how similar they look (age wise)

a lot of the movies on kids .. have to be so big to make the emotions seem true..ie: harry potter slaying dragons.. i love you but i have lupus.. et al.. can you sync the audiences heart rate in hers.. because if that’s happening it doesn’t matter what situations are like.. it doesn’t matter if in theory that situation’s very small/silly

people that speak w authority on the internet are to me dusty dusty people that have no idea what the internet is.. the more you engage w what the internet is.. the more ambivalent it becomes

3 min – i trusted her so much.. that it allowed me to attend to the world around her..  so much of the story is about this kid moving thru space and thru these diff environs..  so i could work on the kids/world around her to make that vivid

let’s do this w school/life.. let go.. listen.. offer resources..  as it could be..

2 convos.. as infra

undisturbed ecosystem


so much here.. just adding this for now: black science of people/whales


nice one Jabiz

Tender Act – Instilling confidence in a 12 year old girl is a tender, intricate and vital act. It is not easy, but everyday we work at it.