Fruitvale Station (2013)

Fruitvale Station Summary: Prodigious first-time writer and director Ryan Coogler starkly observes pivotal moments in the too-short life of a conflicted youth, while Michael B Jordan (The Wire) delivers a star-making turn as the ex-con and father, with The Help‘s Octavia Spencer as his mother and Melonie Diaz his feisty girlfriend. Grant’s death was caught on cell phone video, the tragedy sparking nationwide commentary over race and violent protests about police brutality. Fruitvale Station reminds us that every martyr is also just a man.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 7th November, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: USA

Director: Ryan Coogler

Screenwriter: Ryan Coogler

Cast: Robert Ajlouny (Officer Newsom), Sergio Alejandro (Officer Garcia), Darren Bridgett (Peter), Jasmin Bristow (Karen), Janez Cain (Danae), Isreael Cesar (Angela), Kassandra Cesar (Eilly), Liisa Cohen (Tenisha), Keenan Coogler (Cato), Melanie Diaz (Sophina), Kevin Durand (Officer Caruso), Destiny Ekwueme (Chantay), Christine Elmore (Ashae), Alex Alessandro Garcia (Officer Sanchez), Trestin George (Brandon), Tatiyana Gomez (Lala), Marvin Greene (Mr. Mason), Kenny Grimm (Jason), Lucena Herrera (Rose), Michael James (Carlos), Steven Craig Johnson (Daryl), Wanda Johnson (Mrs. Stacy), Michael B. Jordan (Oscar Grant), Julian Keyes (Kris), Caroline Lesley (Steph), Jemal McNeil (Cephus), Laurel Moglen (Mrs. Mason), Chris Morocco (Donald), Chad Michael Murray (Officer Ingram), Ariana Neal (Tatiana), Maleah Nipay-Padilla (Alena), Alejandra Nolasco (Officer Salazar), Ahna O’Reilly (Katie), Joey Oglesby (Cale), Chris Riedell (Joe), Bianca Rodriguez III (Vanessa), Marjorie Shears (Grandma Bonnie), Octavia Spencer (Wanda), Noah Staggs (Officer Davidson), Maya Tapia (Mariana), Tamera Tomakili (Lauren), Victor Toman (Emi), Herman Tsui (Marcus), Denzel Worthington (Darius), Thomas Wright (Tim), Noah Zavala (Issac), Nassir Zughayer (Sammy)

Runtime: 84 mins



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