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Watch: Brie Larson & John Gallagher Jr. Talk 'Short Term 12,' Working With Kids, Upcoming Projects & More

20 August 2013 11:02 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

This is an edited reprint of our interview from the 2013 SXSW Film Festival. "Short Term 12" opens in limited release on August 23rd.Brie Larson, the 23-year-old actress known for roles in "The United States of Tara," "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," and "21 Jump Street," is having a moment. In fact, she was crowned the unofficial "It Girl" of the 2013 SXSW Film Festival by us and many others. Why exactly? She had (count 'em) four films at the festival this week. They include the Sundance hits "The Spectacular Now" and Joseph Gordon Levitt's directorial debut, "Don Jon," her second co-directed short film, "Weighting" and lastly, "Short Term 12," the movie which won SXSW's coveted top Grand Jury prize this spring. Chronicling a 20-something supervising staff member of a foster care facility (Larson) as she navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend, our own »

- Edward Davis

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Video: Brie Larson Talks 'Short Term 12,' Her Upcoming Bollywood Musical, Being SXSW's "It Girl" & More

14 March 2013 2:00 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Brie Larson, the 23-year-old actress known for roles in "The United States of Tara," "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," and "21 Jump Street" is having a moment. In fact, she's been crowned the unofficial "It Girl" of the 2013 SXSW Film Festival by us and many others. Why exactly? She had (count 'em) four films at the festival this week. They include the Sundance hits "The Spectacular Now" and Joseph Gordon Levitt's directorial debut, "Don Jon," her second co-directed short film, "Weighting" and lastly, "Short Term 12," the movie which won SXSW's coveted top Grand Jury prize this week. By all accounts, the film is one to look out for (and didn't we kinda call this one?). Chronicling a 20-something supervising staff member of a foster care facility (Larson) as she navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend, our own A-grade review from SXSW described »

- Edward Davis

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'The Lords of Salem,' 'Haunter' among SXSW midnight features

6 February 2013 2:23 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Giant alien spiders attacking Los Angeles, mysterious strangers, supernatural phenomena, and a vampire who falls for a screenwriter are just some of the strange and fascinating SXSW picks for their popular Midnighters program.

“We work year-round searching for films that will wow our audiences at Midnight. This year we scoured the globe and brought back a batch that we knew would truly satisfy the gore hounds of SXSW,” said SXSW Senior Programmer & Operations Manager Jarod Neece in a press release announcing the lineup, Wednesday. “Full of scares, sex, madness, laughs, chills and major mind f—-, we hope there’s a little something for everyone. »

- Lindsey Bahr

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