The two co-stars talk about how they were able to handle the sensitivity of the story about the foster care system. They also share their reactions to their movie winning the Grand Jury and Audience Awards at the SXSW Film Festival.
Short Term 12 is told through the eyes of Grace, a 20-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. 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 with whom Grace has a charged connection. While the subject matter is complex, this lovingly realized film finds truth – and humor – in unexpected places.
Cinedigm Digital CinemaDomestic Theatrical Distributor