I recently attended a screening of Short Term 12, a wonderful movie about a foster care facility for at-risk teenagers in Los Angeles. It was inspired by the real experience of the writer-director, Destin Daniel Cretton, who worked in the foster-care system, and it shows in its insight into the struggles of both the residents and the staff.
The 2013 South By Southwest Film Festival comes to a close on Saturday night with a screening of the upcoming Fox Searchlight indie thriller "The East." Since kicking off on March 8 with the premiere of "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," SXSW has screened more than 130 features and shorts and hosted numerous panels. Who and what were the biggest winners of the Austin-set festival of cool?