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The film 'Eighth Grade' captures our need to connect.

Clip: 08/03/2018 | 4m 37s

Following a week in the life of a middle schooler, the new film "Eighth Grade" sets the familiar fumblings of adolescence against the constant glare of a glowing screen or Snapchat filter. Jeffrey Brown takes a look at why it’s drawing strong critical praise for its raw portrayal of the challenges of being a teenager in the digital age.

Aired: 08/03/18

Rating: NR

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