It can’t be big movies and epic geekness all the time around here. Sometimes, we need to take a step back and appreciate the smaller, more intimate stories. In that spirit we present a new trailer for the indie film Short Term 12.
It features Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr., Kaitlyn Dever, Rami Malek, and Keith Stanfield and is directed by Daniel Cretton. It “tells the story through the eyes of Grace (Larson), 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 (Gallagher Jr.)
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 – Jayden (Dever), a gifted but troubled teenage girl with whom Grace has a charged connection. Grace comes to find – in both her work and the new teenager in her care – surprising sources of redemption.”
Check out the trailer after the break. Look for Short Term 12 to arrive in theaters for a limited release on August 23.