Short Term 12 is a powerful and emotional story told through the eyes of Grace (Brie Larson, The Spectacular Now), 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 named Jayden (Kaitlyn Dever) with whom Grace has a charged connection. While the subject matter is complex, this lovingly realized film finds truth—and humor—in unexpected places. Written and directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. Winner of the Grand Jury Award and Audience Award at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival. Official Web Site

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A discussion with writer/director Destin Daniel Cretton and stars Brie Larson, Kaitlyn Dever, Keith Stanfield and Alex Calloway. Recorded August 23, 2013 at The Landmark in West L.A.
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Destin Daniel Cretton


Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr., Kaitlyn Dever, Stephanie Beatriz, Rami Malek, Alex Calloway, Kevin Hernandez, Keith Stanfield, Frantz Turner

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