Short Term 12 (2013)

Short Term 12

Summary: Passionate and tough, Grace (United States of Tara’s Brie Larson, in a star making performance) is a 20-something supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers. A formidable caretaker of the kids in her charge, Grace shares her life and work with her long-term boyfriend and co-worker, Mason (The Newsroom’s John Gallagher Jnr). When Jayden, a gifted but troubled teenage girl with whom Grace has a charged connection, arrives at the facility, Grace’s own difficult past, and the surprising future that suddenly presents itself, throw her into unforeseen confusion. Grace comes to find, in both her work and the new teenager in her care, surprising sources of redemption.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 26th December, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: USA

Director: Destin Cretton

Screenwriter: Destin Cretton

Cast: Bran’dee Allen (Shawnta), Angel Amaral (Trevor), Patricia Barrett (Tracy), Stephanie Beatriz (Jessica), Tanya Marie A. Bitanga (Nikki), Alex Calloway (Sammy), Kaitlyn Dever (Jayden), Lydia Du Veaux (Kendra), John Gallagher Jnr. (Mason), Elyssa Gutierrez (Anna), Kevin Hernandez (Luis), Brie Larson (Grace), Rami Malek (Nate), Michael Marto (Connor), Diana Maria Riva (Nurse Beth), Danny Roper (David), Keith Stanfield (Marcus), Franz Turner (Jack), Melora Walters (Dr. Hendler), Zoe Wilkens (Spring), Garryson Zamora (Thom)

Runtime: 96 mins



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