2013. USA. Ryan Coogler. 85 min.
Post-screening discussion with Melonie Diaz
Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2013. USA. Directed by Ryan Coogler. "Oscar Grant was a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who loved his friends, was generous to strangers, and had a hard time telling the truth to the mother of his beautiful daughter. He was scared and courageous and charming and raw, and as human as the community he was part of. That community paid attention to him, shouted on his behalf, and filmed him with their cell phones when BART officers, who were strong, intimidated, and acting in the way they thought they were supposed to behave around people like Oscar, shot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year’s Day in 2009. Director Ryan Coogler makes an extraordinary directorial debut with this soulful account of the real-life event that horrified the nation. Featuring radiant performances by Melonie Diaz and Michael B. Jordan as Grant" (Shari Frilot, Sundance Film Festival). Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award Winner, 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of The Weinstein Company. 85 min.