SHORT TERM 12 is an upcoming indie drama which marks second feature from writer/director Destin Daniel Cretton (I Am Not A Hipster), stars Brie Larson and John Gallagher Jr. as a young couple who find themselves dealing with their own personal problems while also coping with displaced foster kids they look after. Based on Cretton’s own short film from 2008, the film premiered at this year’s SXSW Film Festival and went on to win both the Grand Jury Prize award and the Audience Award.
The story is told through the eyes of Grace (Brie Larson), a twenty-something supervisor at a 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 with whom Grace has a charged connection. While the subject matter is complex, this lovingly realized film finds truth – and humor – in unexpected places. The film also stars Kaitlyn Dever, Rami Malek, and Keith Stanfield.
- via Yahoo