The screening is on Thursday, July 11th, at 7:30 PM in Dallas.
“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 (Octavia Spencer), whose
birthday falls on New Year’s Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend Sophina
(Melonie Diaz), who he hasn’t been completely honest with as of late, and being a
better father to Tatiana (Ariana Neal), their beautiful four year-old daughter.
Crossing paths with friends, family, and strangers, Oscar starts out well, but as the
day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easily. His resolve takes a
tragic turn, however, when BART officers shoot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale
subway stop on New Year’s Day. Oscar’s life and tragic death would shake the Bay
Area – and the entire nation – to its very core.”
Fruitvale Station is in theatres July 12, 2013.