Must Watch: Ryan Coogler's Moving 'Fruitvale Station' First Trailer
"What about you daddy?" The Weinstein Company has unveiled the first trailer for Fruitvale Station, the award-winning, highly acclaimed indie sensation from Ryan Coogler, a USC graduate making his feature debut. Starring Michael B. Jordan in a career-defining role, the true story is about a young man named Oscar and one tragic night on New Years Eve in 2008 at the BART Fruitvale Station. We fell head over heels for the film at Sundance, so did everyone at the festival (it won the Audience Award for Drama), and it's one of those must-see indie breakouts of 2013. It's such a powerful, moving film and this trailer captures that feeling in it perfectly. The supporting cast includes Melonie Diaz, Kevin Durand and Octavia Spencer.
Watch the first official trailer for Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale Station, originally from Yahoo:
Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale Station tells the true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008. Based on the real story of the shooting of Oscar Grant in San Francisco. Fruitvale Station is the directorial debut of young USC graduate Ryan Coogler, who went on to win the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The film is also scheduled to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival later this month. The Weinstein Company, who picked up the film during Sundance, is planning to release Fruitvale Station in limited theaters starting on July 26th, 2013 later this summer. Read Ethan's original Sundance review.