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Directed by: Ryan Coogler 2013 | 85 min.

Section: Creative Lab


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SAG Indie

Oscar Grant was a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who loved his friends, was generous to strangers, and had a hard time telling the truth to the mother of his beautiful daughter. He was scared and courageous and charming and raw, and as human as the community he was part of. That community paid attention to him, shouted on his behalf, and filmed him with their cell phones when BART officers, who were strong, intimidated, and acting in the way they thought they were supposed to behave around people like Oscar, shot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year’s Day in 2009.

Director Ryan Coogler makes an extraordinary directorial debut with this soulful account of the real-life event that horrified the nation. Featuring radiant performances by Melonie Diaz and Michael B. Jordan as Grant, a young man whose eyes were an open window into his soul, FRUITVALE offers a barometer reading on the state of humanity in American society today.  ---Sundance

Join us for a screening of FRUITVALE STATION, and then for an intimate discussion with producers Nina Yang Bongiovi and Michael Chow as we discuss their journey in bringing this motion picture to audiences around the world.


Sunday, October 13 2:30 PM Dole Cannery C Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Ryan Coogler
Screenwriter Ryan Coogler
Producer Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker
Cast Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Melonie Diaz, Ahna O'Reilly, Kevin Durand, Chad Michael Murray
Cinematographer Rachel Morrison
Panelist Nina Yang Bongiovi, Michael Yuan Chow

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