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Oakland Father Talks About Impact of ‘Fruitvale Station’ on Kids

July 25, 2013 | 12:29 pm

Oakland Father Talks About Impact of ‘Fruitvale Station’ on Kids

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Jack Bryson’s two sons were childhood friends of Oscar Grant III, and were on the train platform on New Year’s Day in 2009 when Grant was shot by a BART police officer in Oakland. The shooting, which waas captured on videos by BART riders, sparked outrage around the country and led first-time director Ryan Coogler to […]

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Watch Oakland Filmmaker Ryan Coogler Accept the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for ‘Fruitvale’

January 28, 2013 | 7:00 am

Watch Oakland Filmmaker Ryan Coogler Accept the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for ‘Fruitvale’

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And the winner is…. “Fruitvale.” The film about the final days of Oscar Grant, who was shot dead by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle in 2009, won big at Saturday’s Sundance Film Festival Awards. “Fruitvale” earned both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the U.S. Dramatic competition. The movie was directed by Oakland’s […]

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January 22, 2013 | 2:52 pm

Oakland Filmmaker’s Oscar Grant Film Picked Up by Weinstein Co.

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The Weinstein Co. has purchased rights to a feature film about the death of Oscar Grant, according to the Los Angeles Times: In a deal for about $2 million, the Weinstein Co. has acquired rights to the drama “Fruitvale,” shown at the Sundance Film Festival, according to a person close to the film who was […]

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