- Mon Mar 18, 2013, 9:23 AM GMT
Destin Daniel Cretton takes home the award for best narrative feature at the 2013 South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival.READ MORE
"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 intake at the facility: a gifted but troubled teenage girl with whom Grace has a charged connection.
While the subject matter is complex and often dark, this lovingly realized film finds truth - and humor - in unexpected places.