Short Term 12

Short Term 12
USA, 2013
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Dir.: Destin Daniel Cretton
Prod.: Asher Goldstein, Maren Olson, Joshua Astrachan, Ron Najor
Scr.: Destin Daniel Cretton
Phot.: Brett Pawlak
Ed.: Nat Sanders
Music: Joel P West
Cast: Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr., Kaitlyn Dever, Rami Malek, Keith Stanfield,
Distributor: Memento Films
Colour
96 mins.

Short Term 12 is told through the eyes of Grace (Brie Larson – Don John, Rampart), 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). 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, Jayden with whom Grace has a charged connection. She must find her way through a crisis that both pushes her to the edge and allows her to discover unexpected glimmers of hope. While the subject matter is complex, this lovingly realized film finds truth – and humor – in unexpected places.


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