A social worker tries to balance her personal and professional lives in the first trailer for Short Term 12, which won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at this year's SXSW Film Festival. Brie Larson stars as Grace, who works at a facility that supervises at-risk teenagers, and is in a long-term relationship with her co-worker Mason (John Gallagher Jr.). When a troubled young girl joins their community, Grace is forced to confront the hardships of her own past, while trying to take the next step with her boyfriend. Check out the first footage from this compelling indie drama, also starring Kaitlyn Dever, Rami Malek, and Keith Stanfield.
Short Term 12 is told through the eyes of Grace (Brie Larson, 21 Jump Street and Showtime's United States of Tara), a twenty-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 (John Gallagher Jr., HBO's The Newsroom and Tony Award-winner for Spring Awakening). 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. The second feature from Destin Cretton (I Am Not a Hipster), Short Term 12 also stars Kaitlyn Dever (Bad Teacher), Rami Malek (The Master), and Keith Stanfield.