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As summer movie season wraps up and all the major releases start to look pretty worthless, it's a great time to start catching up on indie releases-- and there's seriously no lack of great ones out there. And if you live in the New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Phoenix, Philadelphia or Boston areas, you can win FREE TICKETS to see one of the year's best indies this weekend
This week we've… well, there aren't really any great jokes to make about what we're doing this week, because we're reviewing Short Term 12, the new indie film starring Brie Larson that's set at a short-term care facility for kids in the foster system. But the movie is actually funny at times! And really worth watching! So skip the snark, listen to our review, then look for the film in limited theaters this weekend and in the weeks ahead
Based on Cretton's own short film from 2008, the story centers on a young woman named Grace (Larson), the staff supervisor for a foster care facility, who must not only deal with the extreme pressures and emotions that come with her position, but also issues in her own life and her personal relationships. Brie Larson, John Gallagher, Kaitlyn Dever, and Rami Malek star in the film, which will be in theaters on August 23rd.
Destin Daniel Cretton’s Short Term 12, an ensemble drama about a 20-something caretaker (Brie Larson) at a foster care facility, took home the Narrative Feature award at the South By Southwest Film Festival on Tuesday evening. In the Documentary category, Ben Nabors’ winning William and the Windmill took home the top prize.
Based on his previously made short film of the same name, Short Term 12 focuses on a counselor (Larson) who attempts to guide troubled youth at a foster home while dealing with her own crippling issues of self worth and dark past. The original short was honored with the Sundance Jury Prize for Best Short film in 2009...