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Short Term 12
Short Term 12

Short Term 12 2013


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Short Term 12 2013 15

97 mins USA Director. Destin Daniel Cretton

Steely and serious care-worker Grace (Brie Larson) projects a dedicated front to the vulnerable teenagers in her charge, belying her younger years and also occasionally annoying her co-worker boyfriend Mason (John Gallagher Jr). But her resolve is ruffled by the arrival of a girl whose troubles echo Grace’s own concealed past, leading to the re-emergence of buried secrets and suppressed emotions.

Short Term 12 was a breakout hit at South by Southwest (SXSW) festival, where it won two major prizes, before opening at the 2013 BFI London Film Festival to continued acclaim. Writer-director Destin Daniel Cretton drew on his own experiences working in social care to craft this sensitive, genuine and heartfelt drama.

Directed by

Destin Daniel Cretton


Brie Larson

John Gallagher

Kaitlyn Dever




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15 Contains strong language and references to child abuse and self harm







Production company

Traction Media

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