Ryan Coogler Talks Making Oscar Grant Film (‘Fruitvale’) + First-Look Images From The Film

Ryan Coogler Talks Making Oscar Grant Film ('Fruitvale') + First-Look Images From The Film

Scheduled to make its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival next month is the Ryan Coogler-directed indie drama Fruitvale, which stars Octavia SpencerMichael B. Jordan, Tristan Wilds and Melonie Diaz.

Based the murder of 22-year old Oscar Grant (played by Jordan in the film) – Fruitvale is produced by Forest Whitaker

In the video interview below, director Coogler talks the film, his motivations for making it, and the filmmaking process in general. I expect Tambay will be talking more in-depth with Ryan at Sundance.

And underneath the video, as well as above, you'll some first-look still images from the film, featuring Octavia Spencer, Jordan, and Diaz.

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the real truth

video shows cop shooting unarmed man laying on his stomach and not resisting. after being shot the cop didnt act as if he made a mistake in fact he claimed that he felt threatend. he later changed his story for court saying that he made a mistake but when u look at his reaction in the video he doesnt appear to be surprised that he shot by accident. if a pet was shot while NOT aggressive during encounter maybe you'll see things different but racism has a way to cloud our perception.

the real truth

oscar was handcuffed after being shot

Micah

I hope it's true that new filmmakers are wanting to provoke thought as well as entertain. It's nice to see filmmakers with some influence come together to do similar to this. This also gives actors like Octavia Spencer and Michael B. Jordan a chance to explore interesting characters.

Jen

hollywood needs to stop wasting Tristan Wilds names in credits if this is how it's going to be.

Troy

Oscar Grant was murdered by a transit cop while lying face down handcuffed. His death and the absence of the cop's arrest led to riots in Oakland and other parts of the bay area. That is what the film is about. It is not the director's fault that a clipped interview didn't offer the type of context the author of the article didn't give you. Based on a true story.

No

What the hell is this film about?! It merely mentions the murder of an Oscar Grant, but nothing else.

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