Daniel Garber talks to Destin Cretton about his new film Short Term 12

Posted in Crime, Cultural Mining, Depression, Drama, Family, Mental Illness by CulturalMining.com on November 15, 2013

Destin

Hi, this is Daniel Garber at the Movies for culturalmining.com and CIUT 89.5 FM.

What’s it like to live in a group home for troubled youth? Is it a refuge for people facing violence, abuse and addiction in the outside world? Or is it a place where people are exposed to these harsh realities? And are the staff as troubled as their charges?
 
A new movie called SHORT TERM 12 looks at just these questions. It follows two staff members, Grace and Mason, as well as two patients: Jayden — a troubled girl who just arrived and doesn’t want to be there — and  Marcus, a depressed kid on the verge of 18 who doesn’t want to leave. It’s a drama that’s short term 12 films we likemoving, informative and surprising. And one that seems very real.
 
Writer/ director DESTIN  DANIEL CRETTON, tells more about this film, his inspiration and more, by telephone from Los Angeles.
 
Short Term 12 played at Rendezvous With Madness and opens today in Toronto.

 

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