Fruitvale is the true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.
U.S. Release DateFruitvale Station release date was Friday, July 12, 2013. This was a Limited in theaters release.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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Rating MPAAR for some violence, language throughout and some drug use
On New Year’s Day 2009, Bay Area Rapid Transit police detained Oscar Grant, a young black man and then shot him in the back and killed him with many bystanders recording the event on their cell phone cameras. Protests and riots surrounded the ensuing trial and its verdict.
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Trivia & Production Notes
- Sundance Film Festival U.S. Grand Jury Award
Sundance Film Festival U.S. Audience Award
Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab
Time Warner Storytelling Fellowship
Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute Grant
San Francisco Film Society KRF Production Grant
San Francisco Film Society KRF Post-Production Grant
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