Must Watch: Ryan Coogler's Moving 'Fruitvale Station' First Trailer
by Alex Billington
May 10, 2013
"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.
Lol, The Roots. I guess minorities have it tough.
Nielsen700 on May 10, 2013
dude black/ latino are not minority anymore 🙂
kevin on May 11, 2013
True. They're still called minorities though. Wow, that's stupid.
Nielsen700 on May 11, 2013
I really hope your being facetious, because yes minorities do have it tough and this one in particular, Oscar Grant was murdered in cold blood. If you think murder is just having it tough then there’s something wrong with you. I live in Oakland and I was and continue to be very affected by this tragedy.
Mischiefus1 on May 16, 2013
I probably shouldn't talk to much about American minorities. I'm Norwegian, and I'm sorry if I offended you. That was not my intent. I just think using The Roots in a trailer for a film about a black man having financial and other troubles was kinda lame. BTW, when I wrote: "Wow, that's stupid." I meant that it was stupid that people still are being called minorities, when they are not.
Guest on May 16, 2013
Thank you for the clarification
Mischiefus1 on May 21, 2013
Where the fuck is Wallace!?! Where the fuck is Wallace?!? Where Wallace at, String!?!?
Leeloo Dallas Multipass on May 10, 2013
huh? I dont think this guys was in the wire.
yolo on May 10, 2013
He definitely was
axalon on May 11, 2013
Knowing the outcome it looks a heavy watch.
Carpola on May 11, 2013
Looks like a must see.
Jeff Metzger on May 13, 2013
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