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Fruitvale Station

Summary:

Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, director Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station follows the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother.

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From the Watercooler:

To begin to understand systemic racism in America, watch Fruitvale Station. Based on a true story, the film is a poignant and powerful snapshot of a life interrupted, cut brutally short without warning. — Lara Kris Herndon Read More

From Jeffrey Anderson at Common Sense Media:

Fruitvale Station offers no social remedies, but by recreating Grant’s final hours, it actualizes him as a man, not just a rally cry. Full Review

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