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Watch: Brie Larson Shines in Stellar Trailer for SXSW Sensation 'Short Term 12'

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire June 3, 2013 at 3:40PM

"Short Term 12," the second feature from "I Am Not a Hipster" director Destin Daniel Cretton, was the toast of this year's SXSW Film Festival, winning both the Grand Jury and Audience awards. It left the Austin-based festival with distribution via Cinedigm, who are releasing it August 23rd. The company unveiled the first trailer for the acclaimed drama today.
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"Short Term 12," the second feature from "I Am Not a Hipster" director Destin Daniel Cretton, was the toast of this year's SXSW Film Festival, winning both the Grand Jury and Audience awards. It left the Austin-based festival with distribution via Cinedigm, who are releasing it August 23rd. The company unveiled the first trailer for the acclaimed drama today.

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In "Short Term 12," California-bred actress Brie Larson moves up to leading lady status as Grace, a twentysomething supervisor at a foster care facility who's pregnant with the child of her coworker boyfriend (John Gallagher Jr.), and weighed down by one dark secret she's harboring. "Taking its time to let the world take shape, 'Short Term 12' builds to an involving series of mini-climaxes without tidying up every loose end," wrote Indiewire's Eric Kohn in his glowing review. "The movie celebrates the struggle to live through each day by showing its reverberations across two generations of people facing the same challenges of developing confidence and personal responsibility, but those grand terms are rendered on a tangible scale."

Watch the trailer below:


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