Short Term 12

2014 Spirit Award Nominations Announced Awards

2014 Spirit Award Nominations Announced

Nominations for the Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced this morning by Octavia Spencer, who was probably happy to announce that Fruitvale Station (a film she is in) picked up 3 nominations. But the film with the most nominations unsurprisingly went to Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave, which picked up a total of 7 Read More
Short Term 12 Movie

Short Term 12

It’s become fashionable over the past few months to shower Destin Cretton’s (I’m Not a Hipster) social worker drama, Short Term 12 (a veritable Sundance phenom), with buckets of adulation. It deserves every drop—this is a supreme effort for a young filmmaker, and one of the most emotionally impactful films of the year. Expanded from Read More
Interview: Destin Cretton and Brie Larson of Short Term 12 Interview

Interview: Destin Cretton and Brie Larson of Short Term 12

Director Destin Cretton (I Am Not a Hipster) and Brie Larson (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, The United States of Tara) sat down with us in San Francisco to chat about their new, festival-darling film Short Term 12. The movie follows Larson and her fellow staff members at a foster care facility as they give Read More
LA Film Fest Reviews: Short Term 12, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, In a World Film Festival

LA Film Fest Reviews: Short Term 12, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, In a World

Short Term 12 SXSW film-goers pegged this picture pretty well when they gave it the audience award a few months ago. Destin Cretin’s second feature in as many years is an honest crowd pleaser that leaves you feeling all warm inside. Brie Larson, in an exceptional dramatic turn, and a solid John Gallagher Jr., mentor Read More
2013 LA Film Festival Coverage Introduction Film Festival

2013 LA Film Festival Coverage Introduction

I’m very excited to attend the 2013 LA Film Festival as this year’s festival has a very solid line up with several specific films I’ve been dying to see. Upon analyzing the lineup, it seems most of the big films are the “popular kids” from more prestigious festivals like Cannes, Toronto and particularly, Sundance. Not Read More
Watch: Short Term 12 trailer Trailer

Watch: Short Term 12 trailer

Destin Cretton, writer/director of I Am Not a Hipster, is back with his next film, Short Term 12. The film stars Brie Larson (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) as Grace; a girl in her 20’s who works at a facility for at-risk teens. Working at the center with her boyfriend, the film follows her as Read More
2013 SXSW Film Festival Award Winners Awards

2013 SXSW Film Festival Award Winners

The winners of the 2013 SXSW Film Festival were announced last night with Destin Daniel Cretton’s Short Term 12 winning the Grand Jury prize for Narrative Feature. The other Grand Jury Winner was Ben Nabors’ documentary William and the Windmill. The full list of 2013 SXSW Film Festival Award Winners: Feature Film Jury Awards NARRATIVE Read More