Watch The First Trailer For SXSW Winner SHORT TERM 12
Short Term 12 focuses on, and gets it title from, a foster care facility and its twenty-something staff led by Brie Larson (Greenberg, 21 Jump Street). I've seen the film (expect to hear more from me on it soon) so was quite happy to see a trailer for this one. Though I will say it plays up the emotions in a very sensationalistic way, which is somewhat unfortunate as that is not very accurate of the film itself: a lovely, nuanced, often dark if sobering look at the world of foster care, Short Term 12 is that rare film which champions children as they are -- hardships and all. As the trailer is apt to note, Larson's performance is indeed quite striking, but so is the turn from young Keith Stanfield, who plays a teenager that is about to turn 18 and must leave short term 12. Yahoo has the trailer, and I've embedded it below, so take a look for yourself -- too indie schmaltzy or can you detect something more raw and true underneath the trailer?