7:30 PM, 8th March, 2019
Angst-ridden Kayla (Elsie Fisher) is about to complete the eighth grade. In her spare time, Kayla confidently films video blogs providing life advice – yet at school, she struggles to find the poise to engage with her peers and make new friends.
Directed by comedian Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade provides a realistic snapshot into life as a thirteen-year-old during the age of social media. Young rising star Fisher has since been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her brave performance as Kayla. The film was even recently listed by Barack Obama as one of his favourite films of 2018.
9:14 PM, 8th March, 2019
Iraqi war veteran Will (Ben Foster) is living his ideal life – off grid, surrounded by nature, surviving by his wits. The only problem is it’s illegal to live in a public park and authorities also don’t agree it’s the best way to bring up his teenage daughter Tom (Harcourt McKenzie).
After a careless mistake exposes them, Will and Tom are forced to re-enter suburban life by social services. Although he tries, Will can’t settle down and they embark on the dangerous journey home.
Based on Peter Rock's novel ‘My Abandonment’ this quietly intense and highly acclaimed film examines a class of Americans struggling to find their place.