Bo Burnham’s poignant ‘Eighth Grade’ comes to Savannah

The celebrated comedian-turned-director discusses flexing a new creative muscle and shining a light on adolescence
BO BURNHAM is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking, honest brand of stand-up comedy, but he’s making headlines these days for a project that might seem left-field to some - his critically lauded new film Eighth Grade. The film, which is set for a screening at the Lucas Theatre on October 12, tells the story of a 13-year-old student named Kayla Day (played brilliantly by Elsie Fisher) who struggles to find her place during the last week of her eighth grade year amid often-crippling anxiety and a search for social acceptance.

Jeff Burr reflects on three decades of 'Leatherface'

Director of cult Texas Chainsaw classic talks filmmaking, studio frustrations, and political horror ahead of his FrightFest Q&A
Burr is coming to Savannah for Graveface Records and Psychotronic Film Society’s FrightFest, a horror movie marathon

Hugh Jackman, Emily Blunt, Maggie Gyllenhaal, John Krasinski among honorees at this year's SCAD Savannah Film Festival

SCAD Savannah Film Festival, Hugh Jackman, Emily Blunt , Maggie Gyllenhaal

Frightfest brings big names, cult classics to the Lucas

Jim Reed's collaboration with Graveface was a natural one, given the former's dedication to, and passionate work with, Psychotronic Film Society.

Fall Arts Preview: Film Screenings


Chasing Coral: Beauty under threat

Film documents phenomenon of coral bleaching
The Netflix-distributed Chasing Coral documents in vivid fashion the extraordinarily fast-moving and destructive phenomenon of coral bleaching

Refugee Film Festival set for Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern

"People hear about the struggles and these films will help bring more dialogue to the issues."

The zombie movie that started it all

SCAD Cinema Circle celebrates 40th anniversary of George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead
WHETHER it’s The Godfather or the first Star Wars or Titanic or anything in between, no matter our generation, we've all got that one movie that really hit us hard the first time we saw it and has stayed with us ever since. For Jim Reed —longtime curator and founder of the local Psychotronic Film Series — that movie is unquestionably George A. Romero’s intensely dark 1978 classic, Dawn of the Dead.

Banff Mountain Film Fest on the road: World Tour returns to Lucas Theatre

'Sometimes the best way to impart some environmental protection education is to inspire people to do more things outside.'

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