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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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January 11, 2012 | 3:58 pm

The Sex Surrogate and the Poet

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You may have read the profile in the San Francisco Chronicle yesterday of Cheryl Cohen Greene, a Berkeley “surrogate partner” who works with mostly men suffering from sexual dysfunction, frequently having intercourse with them. One of her clients was the late, disabled Berkeley journalist and poet Mark O’Brien, who was the subject of the 1997 […]

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