A24 made this possible by partnering with one theater in each state, allowing eighth graders and all teens under 18 a chance to see the movie that was made for them, without the requisite parental guidance.
Check out the director's tweet announcing the plan:
Here's a clip of Burnham and the film's star, Elsie Fisher, announcing the screenings:
Commenters were excited:
Some fans gave kudos to A24 for making it happen:
Upon its release, Eighth Grade earned an R rating from MPAA for language and some sexual content, preventing middle school-age teens from seeing a film targeted specifically for them.
This seemed unfair to some, such as independent filmmaker Sammy Paul:
Twitter users are ready to see it:
Of course there were a few jokes too:
If you're a teen who would like to see Eighth Grade, check out this list of cities to see if there's a free screening near you.
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