Fruitvale Station (15)

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Release date

6th June 2014

Running Time

85 minutes

Director

Ryan Coogler

Genre

Drama

Starring

Octavia Spencer, Michael B. Jordan, Kevin Durand, Chad Michael Murray, Melonie Diaz, Ahna O'Reilly, Ariana Neal

A searing, multiple award-winning true-life drama charting the events leading to an incident that shocked America. It's the last day of 2008. In the San Francisco Bay Area, 22-year-old African-American Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan) decides to get started early on his New Year resolutions. He's got a lot to do. Oscar intends to be a better son to his mother Wanda (Octavia Spencer), a better partner to girlfriend Sophina (Melonie Diaz), and a better father to their adorable four-year-old daughter, Tatiana (Ariana Neal). But he quickly begins to realise that change will not come easily, and his day culminates in a tragedy that makes headlines around the world. In a career-making performance, 'Chronicle' star Michael B. Jordan portrays Oscar as a flawed, multi-faceted character. Co-produced by Forest Whitaker, 27-year-old first-time writer/director Ryan Coogler's compelling, naturalistic drama deservedly won the prestigious Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at last year's Sundance Film Festival.

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