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>SWIFF - Opening night - EIGHTH GRADE @ SCITS auditorium

November 8, 2021 @ 7:30 pm

A Special Presentation of Bo Burnham’s EIGHTH GRADE at the historic Great Lakes SS (SCITS) Auditorium.
On sale at Imperial box office or CLICK HERE
In his feature film directorial debut, comedian Bo Burnham deftly encapsulates the awkwardness, angst, self-loathing and reinvention that a teenage girl goes through on the cusp of high school. Given that the 27-year-old stand-up comic achieved fame as a teenager himself through YouTube by riffing on his insecurities, he is uniquely capable as the film’s writer and director to tell the story of Kayla, an anxious girl navigating the final days of her eighth-grade year. Like Burnham did more than a decade ago, 13-year-old Kayla turns to YouTube to express herself, where she makes advice blogs in which she pretends to have it all together.

Bo Burnham’s debut feature has been raved about by critics and audiences alike and we are thrilled to present it as SWIFF’s Opening Night Film! Upon premiering at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, the film was praised for its realistic and heart-rendering portrayal of Generation Z in the age of social media and increasing mental health issues among young people. We think this film is pretty great, and with its 98% Rotten Tomatoes rating, we’re clearly not the only ones!

What makes this screening even more special is that it will happen at the historic Great Lakes Secondary auditorium – the perfect venue for this film. We’re excited to throw one last party in this space before it closes for good!

Individual Tickets available in advance at Imperial Theatre Box Office or at the Great Lakes Auditorium Door.


November 8, 2021
7:30 pm


275 Wellington
Sarnia, ON N7T 1H1 Canada
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