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, whether you're in a large city that has them in limited release or have to rely on VOD selections. 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.

Short Term 12, which you may have already heard is fantastic, opens in all of those cities this weekend, and to celebrate we're giving away two pairs of tickets to see it. Before we tell you how to enter, check out the film's trailer below so you know what you're in for:

Starring Brie Larson (of The Spectacular Now and 21 Jump Street) and John Gallagher Jr. (of The Newsroom), Short Term 12, take the kind of subject matter you might think unbearable-- foster kids in a short-term care facility, and the people who look after them-- and enriches it with humor and fascinatingly real characters, along with performances from the entire cast that make the film come brilliantly alive. Larson has been pegged as a rising star for years now, but it's hard to deny after seeing this performance, and even younger performers like Kaitlyn Deaver and Keith Stanfield make an undeniable impression. For more raving about the movie you can also listen to our Operation Kino podcast review.

OK, ready for the giveaway? First of all, click here for the list of theaters where Short Term 12 is playing and make sure your local theater is on the list (or at least a theater you're willing to get to). Then click on over to our Facebook page, "Like" it if you haven't already, and then leave a comment on this contest post. Tell us why you want to see Short Term 12 this weekend-- and in which city you plan to see it. The contest ends at 9 am EST on Friday, August 30th, so enter quickly! In addition to the tickets, we're giving away a poster signed by Brie Larson and the film's official soundtrack, so you can relive the film after you've seen it.

If you enter, please make sure we can contact you via Facebook. If you have it set to where we can't message you, your prize will go to somebody else.

The winner will be notified via Facebook direct message and asked to provide their mailing addresses (no P.O. boxes please, and addresses in the United States only). Prize packs will be mailed directly to the winner. No purchase necessary. Failure to comply with the rules will result in disqualification and subsequent mockery. Good luck!

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