FRUITVALE STATION

Director Ryan Coogler
Year 2013
Starring Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer
Rating R
Run Time 90min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, director Ryan Coogler's FRUITVALE STATION follows the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air.

Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being better son to his mother (Octavia Spencer), whose birthday falls on New Year's Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend Sophina (Melonie Diaz), who he hasn't been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to Tatiana (Ariana Neal), their beautiful four year-old daughter.

Crossing paths with friends, family and strangers, Oscar starts out well, as the day goes on, he realizes that changes are not going to come easily. His resolve takes a tragic turn in an event that would shake the Bay Area - and the entire nation - to its very core.

"Thanks to [Coogler's] sensitive direction, and to Jordan’s bruised, wounded portrayal, 'Fruitvale Station' isn’t just a great film about a timely subject but a great film, period." - Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post

"Hugely effective...one hell of a feature film debut...one of the truly vital films of 2013." - Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

"A profoundly compelling, gut-wrenching and important film." - Claudia Puig, USA Today

"A gut punch of a movie...an unstoppable cinematic force." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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