Short Term 12

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Winner! Grand Jury Award & Audience Award, SXSW Film Festival 2013


“Phenomenally moving.” – David Edelstein, New York Magazine

“Both heartrending and heartwarming at once … what a ride. Brie Larson is riveting.” – Katie Walsh, Playlist

“Honest and striking, this is a drama that will have audiences simultaneously laughing and crying … Brie Larson gives a phenomenal performance.” – Flossie Topping, Screen International


The moving drama Short Term 12 is told through the eyes of Grace (Brie Larson, The Spectacular Now, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), a twenty-something supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers. Passionate and tough, Grace is a formidable caretaker of the kids in her charge – and in love with her long-term boyfriend and co-worker, Mason (John Gallagher Jr., Whatever Works). But Grace’s own difficult past – and the surprising future that suddenly presents itself – throw her into unforeseen confusion, made all the sharper with the arrival of a new intake at the facility: a gifted but troubled teenage girl with whom Grace has a charged connection. While the subject matter is complex, this lovingly realized film finds truth – and humor – in the most unexpected places. (Dir. by Destin Cretton, 2013, USA, 96 mins., Rated R, Cinedigm Entertainment) Digital


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