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Exclusive: Listen To A Track From 'Short Term 12' Soundtrack Plus Watch The Tree Ring Perform A Tune From The Score

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 16, 2013 2:02 PM
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If you're a regular reader of The Playlist you likely already know that many of us have been taken by "Short Term 12." The SXSW winner (taking both the Grand Jury and Audience Award for Narrative Feature prizes) was named among our 13 Films You Should See In August and has pretty much been winning strong notices from critics and audiences alike on the festival circuit since Austin. Starring Brie Larson and John Gallagher Jr. (from HBO's "The Newsroom"), the film chronicles the lives of workers at a short-term foster care facility and sees strong performances from all involved (as evidenced in this exclusive clip). But today we have another peek at the movie from a musical angle.

Exclusive: Clip From SXSW Award Winner 'Short Term 12' Starring Brie Larson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 13, 2013 2:02 PM
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By now you've seen us heap no small amount of superlatives on "Short Term 12," the little indie that could that has been winning over critics and audiences so far this year playing SXSW (where it won Grand Jury and Audience Award for Narrative Feature), Los Angeles, BAMcinemaFest, Seattle and Nantucket. It certainly has been winning over every Playlist member who has caught up with the flick, and there's a good reason it made our list of 13 Films You Should See In August. And with the release date drawing closer, we've got an exclusive peek at the picture that highlights the captivating drama that is earning no shortage of praise.

Exclusive: Alternate Poster For Festival Fave 'Short Term 12' Starring Brie Larson

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • July 8, 2013 2:00 PM
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Writer/director Destin Cretton's second feature, "Short Term 12," has taken the festival circuit by storm since its debut at South by Southwest this spring, where it scooped up the Grand Jury and Audience Award for Narrative Feature. Since then, it's also won the Audience Award at the 2013 LA Film Festival, and recently premiered in New York at the BAM Cinemafest.

New Posters Arrive For SXSW Hit ‘Short Term 12’ & Michael Cera-Starring ‘Crystal Fairy’

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • June 13, 2013 3:35 PM
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We’ve got a couple of new posters to share with you, from a drama about a twenty-something foster care staff member, and a film featuring George Michael Bluth on a road trip through Chile. Both are making their way from the film festival circuit to a theater near you, hopefully.

Watch: Lovely Trailer For SXSW Grand Jury Prize & Audience Award Winning 'Short Term 12' Starring Brie Larson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 3, 2013 3:59 PM
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Short Term 12, Brie Larson
Here's yet another reminder that this summer, there are more things beyond the supersized jumbo popcorn, slushy and nachos offerings at the multiplex. Looking for something with a bit nuance, a little bit of heart, with some real characters and story? Look no further than "Short Term 12," the tender dramedy starring Brie Larson. And yes, we are quoted within so take it as extra stamp of approval for this picture.

BAMcinemaFEST 2013 Lineup Includes 'Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,' 'Short Term 12,' 'The Spectacular Now' & Much More

  • By Kieran McMahon
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  • May 9, 2013 10:24 AM
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The BAMcinemaFEST film festival, run by BAMcinématek out of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and now in its fifth year, has announced the complete lineup for 2013. Previous years included films from the likes of Lena Dunham, Nicolas Winding Refn and Lynn Shelton, and this year brings a fittingly eclectic collection of narrative and documentary movies as well, with 22 New York premieres and one world premiere in a schedule packed with upcoming indie talent and a few better-known faces.

Video: Brie Larson Talks 'Short Term 12,' Her Upcoming Bollywood Musical, Being SXSW's "It Girl" & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 14, 2013 5:00 PM
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Brie Larson, the 23-year-old actress known for roles in "The United States of Tara," "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," and "21 Jump Street" is having a moment. In fact, she's been crowned the unofficial "It Girl" of the 2013 SXSW Film Festival by us and many others. Why exactly? She had (count 'em) four films at the festival this week. They include the Sundance hits "The Spectacular Now" and Joseph Gordon Levitt's directorial debut, "Don Jon," her second co-directed short film, "The Arm" and lastly, "Short Term 12," the movie which won SXSW's coveted top Grand Jury prize this week.

SXSW: Brie Larson Starring Drama 'Short Term 12' Wins Grand Jury Prize

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 13, 2013 9:02 AM
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...and just like that it's all over. The ribs, beer, parties and oh yeah, movies, are put away until next year as the 2013 SXSW Film Festival has come to close. Last night, awards were handed out in Austin, with a number of films getting a boost as they leave Texas.

SXSW Review: 'Short Term 12' A Heartrending, Heartwarming & Authentic Portrait of Life At A Foster Care Facility

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • March 10, 2013 5:00 PM
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It’s Nate’s (Rami Malek) first day at the adolescent foster care facility Short Term 12, and his new coworker Mason (John Gallagher Jr., scruffy and soulful) is regaling the staff with a silly monologue about an unfortunate sharting incident he suffered in the line of duty. It's a funny tale, but it also lays out exactly what kind of people these workers are, willing to forego all bodily comfort in order to make sure these kids are okay. They’re a no nonsense bunch who’ve seen it all and remain unflappable, particularly supervisor Grace (Brie Larson), a steely and impenetrable young woman.

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