Friday, October 11, 2013

Fruitvale Station

Director: Ryan Coogler

Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Ariana Neal

A murder story based on a real incident in San Francisco. Ex-con Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan) was shot by a transit policemen after being arrested for causing a disturbance on a train following a confrontation with a white supremacist. The senseless shooting at Fruitvale Station led to community riots and the two officers were eventually fired and the shooter was later convicted of an involuntary manslaughter charge. The movie follows the 24 hours leading up to the fatal shooting. A sensitive, well-acted and engrossing film.

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