Destin Daniel Cretton
Denim, the supervisor for a residential facility housing 15 kids affected by child abuse, begins to realize that, in a lot of ways, he is no different than the children he tries to help. Short Term 12 will be presented as part of the short film program, Shorts 3: Rediscovery: Information & Show Times
Set in bustling contemporary Mumbai, Shortchanged is the comedic tale of three unlikely friends and flatmates whose attitudes couldn't be more different. Shulka is a reserved older man, Aman is a swaggering young go-getter, and Yadav is a thirtysomething pushover. When Yadav finds a new sense of self-confidence after stumbling into a petty crime, he tries to entice the others to join him, but his simple plan soon spirals out of control.
English, Hindi with subtitles, 97 minutes
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It is quite literally always raining on one young man in Wet (USA). Team Taliban (USA) explores the impact of the War on Terror in American culture through the lens of professional wrestling. In Non-Love-Song (USA), two best friends try to connect on a deeper level for the first time before they are separated indefinitely. Amy tracks down leads and attempts to prevent a catastrophe in Good People (USA). The leader of an exertion-harnessing auxiliary of the municipal pedal power plant is beckoned off course in Cycle (USA). In Public Speaking (USA), Ronald Reagan helps a nervous youth conquer his fear. In An Evening with Emery Long (USA), Emery prepares for his first date with "office hottie" Della.
Esso Girl and Big Boy try to escape the wrath of Ronald McDonald in Logorama (France). Attached to You (Sweden) portrays a mother-son relationship from conception through adulthood. The misadventures of a plucky canine are chronicled in Horn Dog (USA). In Runaway (Canada), happy train passengers enjoy the revelry, oblivious to the fate that awaits them. Disaffected youth do special ops in Rabbit Punch (UK). Red Revenge (USA) is a woman's revenge story stemming from dreams from childhood. In Photograph of Jesus (UK), real-life archives become the stage where fact and fiction collide. In Cherry on the Cake (UK), the smaller Cherry feels, the smaller she gets-will she disappear completely? Please Say Something (Ireland) tells the tale of the troubled relationship between a very emotional cat and her husband, a workaholic mouse. Having been struck by a meteorite, Henry has to adapt to living precisely 91 centimeters from himself in Skhizein (France).
Ali Shan (Canada) endeavors to answer the question, "How do we dream?" A man seizes one last opportunity for intimacy with his ex-wife in The Handover (New Zealand). A teacher helps a student learn how to get off in Acting for the Camera (USA). Ten for Grandpa (Canada) tries to uncover whether Grandpa was a manipulative antihero or simply a victim of a McCarthy witch hunt. Short Term 12 (USA) is a film about kids and the grown-ups who hit them. A poetic exploration of memory and loss, Steel Homes (UK) takes the viewer inside the world of a self-storage warehouse. Happy 95th Birthday Grandpa (USA) presents a fleeting memory of childhood quarrels at grandpa's birthday. Careful with that Power Tool (New Zealand) shows the real reason why little boys shouldn't play with power tools. In Young Love (Australia), Erno is in tortuous pain, but he must keep moving as danger awaits him.
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