FRUITVALE STATION: a review and Q & A with writer/director Ryan Coogler


lambskinny:

A nice review of FRUITVALE STATION with an interview of Ryan Coogler, the filmmaker.

Originally posted on MusicMoviesThoughts:

MICHAEL B. JORDAN, OCTAVIA SPENCER, RYAN COOGLER behind the scenes in FRUITVALE STATION (courtesy of The Weinstein Company)

MICHAEL B. JORDAN, OCTAVIA SPENCER, RYAN COOGLER behind the scenes in FRUITVALE STATION
(courtesy of The Weinstein Company)

I can remember, back in January of 2009, starting the New Year as many do with new goals set, new expectations for myself, and the feeling of a fresh start. Then several days later, I was one of many persons who viewed a terrible tragedy on a YouTube video. It was a haunting and poignant reminder of how precious life is and how sudden it can be taken. I’m of course referring to the death of 22-years-old Oscar Grant III, who was murdered on January 1st, 2009 by a BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit District) police officer at the now infamous Fruitvale subway stop in Oakland, CA. Oscar was removed from the train by BART officers, after he fought with rivals, and was shot in the back while lying face down on…

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  1. #1 by Thomasena Farrar on July 27, 2013 - 19:58

    Thanks for the share! Very happy to have an opportunity to promote this film. Peace and Blessings :)

    • #2 by lambskinny on July 27, 2013 - 20:12

      Thomasena – You are so welcome. Farrar is one of my family names; on my mother’s side, as an aside. – Carley

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