Short Term 12
Destin Daniel Cretton, US, 2013
Directed by: Destin Daniel Cretton
Script: Destin Daniel Cretton
Producer: Maren Olson, Asher Goldstein, Joshua Astrachan, Ron Najor
Production company: Animal Kingdom, Traction Media
Cinematography: Brett Pawlak
Editing: Nat Sanders
Music: Joel P West
Cast: Brie Larson, John Gallagher, Jr., Kaitlyn Dever, Rami Malek, Keith Stanfield
Format: DCP
Running time: 96'

'Short Term 12' is told through the eyes of Grace, a twenty-something supervisor at a foster-care 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 inmate at the facility – Jayden, a gifted but troubled teenage girl with whom Grace has a charged connection. She and Mason also struggle to help Marcus – an intense, quiet kid who is about to turn 18 and is dealing with the fact that he has to leave the facility. Grace comes to find – in both her work and the new teenager in her care – surprising sources of redemption.

Awards and Festivals
SXSW Film Festival 2013 – Grand Jury Narrative Feature Award; Narrative Audience Award
Locarno International Film Festival 2013 – Best Actress; Junior Jury Award; Prize of the Ecumenical Jury; Special Mention
Los Angeles Film Festival 2013 – Narrative Audience Award

Directors Biography
Destin Daniel Cretton’s short film, 'Short Term 12', won the Jury Prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. The feature 'Short Term 12', is from the same subject matter. Destin’s feature film debut, 'I Am Not a Hipster', premiered at Sundance in 2012. Short Term 12 is his second feature.

Location and screening schedule:
CINEMA TUŠKANAC, Tuesday, October 22nd at 10.30
CINEMA EUROPA, Tuesday, October 22nd at 19.30
CINEMA EUROPA, Wednesday, October 23rd at 15.00