The widely popular, and acclaimed new indie feature, Short Term 12 has been selected to kick off the SDFF during our opening session. The opening session starts at 7 pm, Friday, Sept. 27. Short Term 12 is told through the eyes of Grace, a twenty-something supervisor at a foster-care 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 and often dark, this lovingly realized film finds truth – and humor – in unexpected places. Awards so far for this film include SXSW Grand Jury Award (2012) and Audience Award (2013). Watch the trailer here.