Director: Destin Cretton
With Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr., Kaitlyn Dever, Stephanie Beatriz
Sincere and emotional but never sentimental, this drama, based on the director’s real-life experience, follows a tenacious young counselor named Grace (United States of Tara’s Brie Larson, in a soul-baring breakthrough performance) who works with her long-term boyfriend Mason (John Gallagher Jr., The Newsroom) in a halfway house for troubled teens. More than just caretakers, they foster relationships with the at-risk patients that are far more therapeutic than their requisite treatments. With handheld camerawork by Brett Pawlak, this extension of the director’s award-winning 2008 short film of the same name is bracingly honest, refreshingly original, and a singular achievement.
Producers: Asher Goldstein, Maren Olson, Joshua Astrachan, Ron
Director of Photography: Brett Pawlak
Editor: Nat Sanders
Post Screening | Free for ticket holders
Close out this year’s festival with us at this special party at BAMcafé.
with Destin Cretton, Brie Larson
& other cast
Director Destin Cretton and actors Brie Larson (The United States of Tara, 21 Jump Street), John Gallagher Jr., Keith Stanfield, and Kaitlyn Dever participate in a Q&A after the screening.