- Ends ThursdayDir. Destin Daniel Cretton, USA, 2013, 96 min., R, DCPOfficial WebsiteEnds Thursday
Director Cretton reconfigures his Sundance award-winning short of the same name into a feature film starring Brie Larson as Grace, a tough but compassionate supervisor at a foster care facility for at-risk teens. When a troubled girl arrives, Grace finds a strong connection and an emboldening challenge—and, at the same time, is slow to reconcile the situation with her long-term boyfriend and co-worker Mason (John Gallagher Jr.) Winner of both the Grand Jury and Audience Awards at this year’s SXSW Film Festival (a rare feat in the film festival world), SHORT TERM 12 shows an earnest degree of heartwarming authenticity while signaling a star turn for Brie Larson.
“His dialogue is wondrously energized… Cretton sees his protagonists through the eyes of the teens and gets to the ineffable core of trust.” —Richard Brody, New Yorker “Larson's performance is something of a quiet revelation, and the same could be said of the film itself.” —William Goss, Film.com
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