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Why The Movie 'Eighth Grade' Got An R Rating

The coming-of-age movie “Eighth Grade” can now be seen by actual eighth-graders.

Wednesday night at Harkins’ Camelview in Scottsdale, the film’s distributor, A24, will be holding a free screening of the film so anyone can see it. The company is holding screenings in theaters in every state across the country.

Eighth-graders might not be able to otherwise because of its R rating.

The Show’s resident film critic and producer, Kaely Monahan, talked about why the acclaimed Sundance film got an R rating.


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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.