USA, Rated R, 96 minutes
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Cast: Brie Larson, Frantz Turner, John Gallagher Jr.
Tuesday, September 25, 7:00 pm
NASW VT is offering a social justice film series. Each movie in the series will be followed by a facilitated discussion.
Our first film will be "Short Term 12," a film about working with children in residential care.
At a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers, Grace is a young counselor trying to do her best for kids who often have been pulled from the worst kinds of home situations. Even then, life is not easy as Grace and her colleagues care for kids who are too often profoundly scarred, even as they try to have lives of their own. Now, things are coming to a head as Grace readies for marriage even as some her charges are coming to major turning points in their lives. To cope, Grace will have to make difficult perceptions and decisions that could put her career, and more importantly her charges, at dire risk.