Podcast: Eighth Grade + Ash is Purest White | feat. Bertie Gilbert
We’re going from online to on-crime this week as we take a look at acclaimed coming-of-age drama Eighth Grade and Jia Zhang-ke’s epic Ash Is Purest White. Plus we welcome Bertie Gilbert who brings some incite into the world of YouTubers and filmmaking.
Bo Burnham, a former YouTuber himself, has made an incredibly impressive directorial debut with Eighth Grade, a refreshingly sincere look at a teenage girl growing up in the digital age. Ash is Purest White is an epic, decades-spanning crime drama about a woman who, after being released from prison, goes in search of her gangster boyfriend who left her there years ago.
Discussing the films this week are Jake Cunningham, Ella Kemp, Caitlin Quinlan and Bertie Gilbert.