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Summer 2013 Movies: Fruitvale Station

July 12, 2013 by Alison Bailes divider image
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Summer isn’t usually the time for socially driven dramas with political undercurrents, but The Weinstein Company is releasing “Fruitvale Station” as counter-programming to the onslaught of robots, monsters and sequels that are fighting over box office dominion. And it’s well worth investing your energy in this compelling, well made independent by first time writer/director Ryan […]

Summer isn’t usually the time for socially driven dramas with political undercurrents, but The Weinstein Company is releasing “Fruitvale Station” as counter-programming to the onslaught of robots, monsters and sequels that are fighting over box office dominion. And it’s well worth investing your energy in this compelling, well made independent by first time writer/director Ryan Coogler. Drawn from the real life events surrounding the shooting of Oscar Grant in San Francisco in the early hours of January 1st 2009, Coogler has crafted a well-rounded portrait of a life cut short. Click to continue reading


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