“I don’t think there’s a better movie this year.” – Hollywood Reporter
Repairing a wounded childhood is never a short-term project.
Oscar analyst and Hollywood Reporter Scott Feinberg says ‘I don’t think there’s a better movie this year than Short Term 12. Yet many people have never heard of it, because its distributor doesn’t have the deep pockets or the experience with awards campaigning of a Harvey Weinstein, or some of the other folks who are good at this.’ Short Term 12 is told through the eyes of Grace, a 20-something supervisor at a American facility for at-risk teenagers. Passionate and tough, Grace is a formidable caretaker of the kids in her charge – and in love with her long-term boyfriend and co-worker, Mason.
But Grace’s own difficult past – and the surprising future that suddenly presents itself – throw her into unforeseen confusion, made all the sharper with the arrival of a new intake at the facility: a gifted but troubled teenage girl with whom Grace has a charged connection. While the subject matter is complex, this lovingly realized film finds truth – and humour – in unexpected places.
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton. USA, 2013. 96 minutes. Cert: CLUB.
Starring: Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr., Kaitlyn Dever, Rami Malek, Keith Stanfield, Kevin Hernandez
Luke McManus’s Irish short film, Homemade, will be shown before the feature. Pensioner Tommy Doran wants to impress his new lady friend by baking a cake, but he finds that a gang of feral teenage girls have other ideas.
Other films in Cork Cine Club’s current season are Gloria (Chile 2012) on 13 February; Wadjda (Saudi Arabia 2012) on 27 February; Out In The Dark (Israel 2012) on 6 March; The Act of Killing (documentary – Indonesia/UK 2012) on 13 March; Night of Silence (Turkey 2012) on 20 March; In The Name Of (Poland 2013) on 27 March; and The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium/Netherlands 2012) on 3 April.
Cine Club membership is included in the ticket price of €8.50/€7. Trailers and reviews can be found on www.corkcineclub.com, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. Tickets are sold at the door. Foreign language films are subtitled.
Cork Cine Club is a volunteer-run organisation whose mission is to give local audiences the chance to see a range of world cinema not usually available on commercial cinema screens. Since its founding in 2010, the Cine Club has offered more than 90 of the best in independent films to Cork cinephiles.
Cork Cine Club is supported by access>CINEMA, a resource organization for regional cultural cinema, and by The Arts Council of Ireland.