Short Term 12 stars Brie Larson (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) and John Gallagher Jr. (The Newsroom) as Grace and Mason, a young couple working together in a juvenile care home. Grace is tasked with guiding the troubled youngsters, many of whom come from backgrounds where they have been abused or neglected, through the trials of growing up, but finds herself unable to be as open about her own feelings as she encourages them to be.
The script is based on writer/director Destin Cretton’s experiences working in a similar facility after college, and was first made as a short film that screened at Sundance in 2008 and carried the rather chilling tagline: “A film about kids and the grown-ups who hit them.”
This film is a must-see for all adoptive families parenting a youth who is a foster care alumni; it adds depth to their understanding of the trauma of maltreatment.
Starts Friday, 9/13 - 7:30PM
Landmark theaters : Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive Atlanta, GA
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