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GUS to Host Free Screening of "Eighth Grade" - November 1, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Glen Urquhart School will host an exclusive, free screening of the movie "Eighth Grade" on Thursday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. From the NY Times review: "In his sharp, smart comedy "Eighth Grade," the director understands that some of the most pronounced extremes of teenage-hood take place in that lonely room known as our heads." Grab your free tickets! 

Written and directed by North Shore native Bo Burnham, "Eighth Grade" is the story of a 13-year old middle schooler "enduring the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school—the end of her thus disastrous eighth grade year—before she begins high school." Charming, insightful, and bittersweet, "Eighth Grade" may evoke memories of your own past while providing a glimpse into your child's current experiences.

Join us in the Upper School's Nance Assembly Room on Thursday, November 1. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., the film will begin promptly at 7:15 p.m., and run time is 1 hour, 34 minutes. Free movie snacks will be provided! All students under 17 must be accompanied by a parent. Register to let us know you're coming! 

Please note: as the movie is Rated R for a few profane words and brief suggestive scenes, we recommend "Eighth Grade" for those 17+; if your child is interested, please attend with him or her, and find an opportunity for a follow-up conversation.