Fruitvale Station | The Carrack Modern Art | Screen: Special Showings | Indy Week
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Fruitvale Station 

When: Sun., April 24, 6 p.m. 2016



Before director Ryan Coogler and actor Michael B. Jordan made Creed, the duo teamed up to chronicle the heart-wrenching final hours in the life of Oscar Grant, a twenty-two-year-old African-American man shot by a police officer in 2009 while lying face down in the titular Oakland, California transit station. The film was a critical success upon its release in 2013—it won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at Sundance. Coogler worked closely with the Grant family, including Oscar's mother, played by Academy Award-winner Octavia Spencer. The film's impact resides in both its respectful, thorough presentation of Oscar's life and its straightforward account of his tragic death. Fruitvale Station was released a full year before the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, and, sadly, the film's relevance has only heightened in the years since. See it for free in the Liberation Film Series at the Carrack. —Neil Morris




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