SHORT TERM 12 is the movie that topped the Rotten Tomatoes reviewers’ aggregate at the 15th annual Golden Tomatoes of last year but has managed to miss all the Oscar attention.
You should make sure it doesn’t pass you by.
Centre of Contemporary Arts
96 Abbott St Cairns
4:30pm Sunday Feb 16
SHORT TERM 12
Passionate and tough, Grace is a 20-something supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers. A formidable caretaker of the kids in her charge, Grace shares her life and work with her long-term boyfriend and co-worker, Mason.
When Jayden, a gifted but troubled teenage girl with whom Grace has a charged connection, arrives at the facility, Grace’s own difficult past, and the surprising future that suddenly presents itself, throw her into unforeseen confusion.
Grace comes to find, in both her work and the new teenager in her care, surprising sources of redemption.
SO MANY AWARDS: We really can't list them all, but SHORT TERM 12 has won awards at SXSW Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival 2013, Locarno Film Festival 2013
BRIE LARSON IS A REVELATION: The breakout star of SHORT TERM 12 is Brie Larson (UNITED STATES OF TARA, THE SPECTACULAR NOW), who won a Gotham Award for her luminous portrayal of the tough, big-hearted Grace.
FESTIVALS LOVE IT TOO: Official Selection Adelaide Film Festival 2013; Official Selection Canberra Film Festival 2013; Official Selection Brisbane Film Festival 2013; Official Selection Melbourne Film Festival 2013.