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Fruitvale Station (2013)

R | 1h 25min | 8/10 | #Drama #Biography

Parental Rating: R (Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian)


 
 

➱ STORYLINE:

Fruitvale Station (2013) is a poignant and powerful film that chronicles the true story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who was tragically shot by a BART police officer on New Year's Day 2009. The film follows Oscar's last day, capturing his interactions with friends, family, and strangers as he attempts to turn his life around. Through a series of flashbacks and real-time events, Fruitvale Station provides a deeply humanizing portrait of Oscar, highlighting the systemic issues and personal struggles that led to his untimely death. The film's emotional impact is heightened by its commitment to authenticity and social relevance.


➱ STAFF REVIEW:

Fruitvale Station (2013) is a masterfully crafted and emotionally resonant film that marks the directorial debut of Ryan Coogler. The film's strength lies in its intimate and respectful portrayal of Oscar Grant, brought to life by a compelling performance from Michael B. Jordan. Coogler's direction is sensitive and nuanced, effectively conveying the humanity and complexity of Oscar's character. The supporting cast, including Octavia Spencer as Oscar's mother, deliver heartfelt performances that enhance the film's emotional depth. Fruitvale Station is a significant and thought-provoking film that not only honors the memory of Oscar Grant but also sheds light on broader social issues, making it a must-see for its powerful storytelling and social commentary.


➱ CREDITS:

Director:

- Ryan Coogler

Writers:

- Ryan Coogler

Starring:

- Michael B. Jordan as Oscar Grant

- Melonie Diaz as Sophina

- Octavia Spencer as Wanda

- Kevin Durand as Officer Caruso

- Chad Michael Murray as Officer Ingram

Produced by:

- Forest Whitaker

- Nina Yang Bongiovi

Production Companies:

- Significant Productions

- OG Project

Cinematography: Rachel Morrison

Edited by: Claudia Castello, Michael P. Shawver

Music by: Ludwig Göransson

Distributed by:

- The Weinstein Company

Release date: July 12, 2013

Run Time: 1h 25min

Country: United States

Languages: English

Budget: $900,000

Box office: $17.4 million


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