Having picked up both the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Fruitvale Station was one of the Un Certain Regard strand's buzz films at this year's Cannes Film Festival. And luckily it's not long before you'll be able to catch it yourself in theatres, with the film set for a July 12 release in the U.S.
Ryan Coogler's debut feature sensitively dramatises the tragic murder of 22-year-old Oscar Grant III (charismatically portrayed by Chronicle's Michael B Jordan) on 1 January 2009. The victim of an atrocious act of police brutality, Grant's case became headline news when video footage of his shooting emerged online, sparking riots in the San Francisco Bay Area. Reconstructing the day's events leading up to Grant's death, showing him to be a unequivocally decent young man struggling to provide for his family in harsh financial times.
Ahead of the film's release, check out the trailer below as well as three brand new clips...
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