Summer marks a time of big blockbusters and other Hollywood money-makers. But don't let the action-packed apocalypse movies distract you from what critics are already calling one of this year's best indie films. Short Term 12, which opens August 23rd, has garnered praise from critics and viewers alike, winning both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at this year's SXSW.
Starring Brie Larson, Short Term 12 follows a young woman named Grace who works a a foster-care facility for at-risk teens. As she counsels the troubled adolescents in her care and connects with a new arrival, Grace finds it increasingly difficult keep her own demons at bay.
If the trailer is any indication, this film tells an emotional story with subtle but powerful performances and a nice touch of humor. I think I speak for many when I say I'm looking forward to its release. Watch the trailer and chime in below!