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Recommended: Fruitvale Station (2013)

Ryan Coogler delivers a compelling biopic of Oscar Grant's last days

In his directorial debut, Ryan Coogler teams up with Michael B. Jordan to depict the last days of Oscar Grant, a young, Black man who died after being shot by a police officer at Fruitvale BART Station in Oakland, California.

With the recent killing of George Floyd once again reminding people of the prevalence of racism and police brutality in America, the story of Oscar Grant is more relevant than ever. This film is a compelling memoir of a young man whose life was filled with humanity and hope—a life among many others that was ended too soon.

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Details

  • Released in 2013
  • Directed by Ryan Coogler
  • Produced by Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker
  • Written by Ryan Coogler
  • Starring Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer
  • Music by Ludwig Göransson
  • Cinematography by Rachel Morrison
  • Production by Significant Productions film
  • Distributed by The Weinstein Company
  • Run-time of 85 minutes
  • Awarded the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Awards at Sundance, Best First Film at Cannes
  • Watch now on Amazon Prime Video