As we wind down the calendar year, the awards campaigns continue to ramp up with more screenplays becoming available to download for your consideration. Today, courtesy of A24, we have acclaimed screenplays from a first-timer and a veteran: Bo Burnham's Eighth Grade and Paul Schrader's First Reformed.
Before we get to the screenplay links, let's take a look at the trailers.
Eighth Grade follows Kayla on maybe the worst week of her life as she finishes up middle school and gets ready for the transition to high school, making ironic YouTube videos about how to be confident as she struggles to speak up in real life. Newcomer Elsie Fisher's performance as Kayla is one of the best of the year, revealing the emotional turmoil of figuring out how to fit in during one of the most awkward times of our lives. Burnham's film is funny and painful at the same time, making it a must-see for anyone who is in or has been through eighth grade.
First Reformed tells the story of a pastor of a small church in upstate New York with a small congregation, losing many of the remaining parishioners as they flock to the new megachurch in town. When a pregnant woman asks the pastor to counsel her husband who harbors radical environmentalist ideals, the pastor finds himself struggling with his own crisis of faith as he grapples with his past and fears for his future. Critics have called this film Ethan Hawke and Paul Schrader at their best.
Thanks to A24, here are the links to the screenplays:
As always, please use these scripts for educational purposes only. Also, don't wait to download them because we never know when the studios will take the screenplays off the internet.
Be sure to check out all of this year's award contending screenplays available for download and stay tuned as more scripts arrive.