originally by: The Snitch
published: 14 May 2013
Fruitvale, the long-awaited film depicting the 2008 shooting death of Oscar Grant released its trailer yesterday giving viewers a glimpse of what to expect from this Oakland-based drama.
Written and directed by Oakland resident Ryan Coogler, the film details the events leading up to the death of 22-year-old Grant, who was shot and killed by BART Officer Johannes Mehserle at the Fruitvale BART station on New Year’s Day.
Mehserle was acquitted of murder, but convicted of involuntary manslaughter after he claimed he thought he had pulled his Taser when in reality he fired his gun, killing Grant. The incident sparked massive protests and violent rallies across the Bay Area.
by 4WardEver UK
published: 28 March 2013
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published: 29 Nov 2012
The saga of the shooting of Oscar Grant lives on, and come January, moviegoers will be able to watch the drama unfold on screen at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Utah. “Fruitvale,” which stars a bevy of Hollywood heavyweights including Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer, details Grant’s final hours before he was shot and killed by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle on New Year’s Eve 2009.
On Wednesday, Sundance Institute announced films in competition for dramatic and documentary prizes at the 2013 festival — and “Fruitvale” was listed in the dramatic category. “Fruitvale” will go up against films featuring stars such as Elizabeth Olsen, Rooney Mara, Daniel Radcliffe and Casey Affleck.