Watch the Trailer for Short Term 12

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Watch the Trailer for <i>Short Term 12</i>

Short Term 12 was one of the breakout films at this year’s SXSW, and now we’ve got a heartwarming trailer and release date for this comedic drama about a troubled social worker.

Brie Larson  (21 Jump Street, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) plays Grace, a supervisor at a foster care home who helps at-risk teens deal with their day-to-day struggles. Grace is a caring mid-20s social worker with a seemingly troubled past, one that she’s forced to confront after connecting with a new child at the facility. With the help of her longtime boyfriend Mason, played by John Gallagher Jr. (The Newsroom), Grace must face her own troubles while maintaining the facade of having it all together for her troubled teens.

Written and directed by Destin Cretton (I Am Not A Hipster), Short Term 12 was acquired by Cinedigm and is set for release on Aug. 23.