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SXSW Grand Jury Prize Winner 'Short Term 12' Lands With Cinedigm; In Theaters This Summer

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire March 28, 2013 at 1:06PM

A runaway hit at this year's SXSW Film Festival, "Short Term 12" has landed with Cinedigm after winning both the Grand Jury and Audience Awards at the event in Austin. The company plans to release the Brie Larson-starring drama theatrically this summer in North and Latin America.
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"Short Term 12"
Cinedigm Brie Larson in "Short Term 12."

A runaway hit at this year's SXSW Film Festival, "Short Term 12" has landed with Cinedigm after winning both the Grand Jury and Audience Awards at the event in Austin. The company plans to release the Brie Larson-starring drama theatrically this summer in North and Latin America.

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Written and directed by "I Am Not a Hipster" helmer Destin Daniel Cretton, the film stars Larson as Grace, a  20-something supervisor at a foster-care facility, pregnant with the child of her co-worker boyfriend (John Gallagher Jr.), and weighed down by one dark secret she's harboring.

"'Short Term 12' is an inspiring, beautifully crafted film that represents the best of what American Independent cinema can be," said Vincent Scordino, Vice President of Theatrical Acquisitions, for Cinedigm. "This is a career-defining performance for Brie Larson and all of us at Cinedigm are supremely excited to share this incredible film with audiences everywhere. This is exactly the kind of film Cinedigm is looking to champion as we expand our theatrical presence."

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