The Weinstein Company has debuted the trailer for writer-director Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station, scheduled for a limited release on July 12. Check it out in the player below!
Starring Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Melonie Diaz, Ahna O’Reilly, Kevin Durand and Chad Michael Murray, Fruitvale Station is einner of both the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film follows the true story of Oscar Grant (Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother (Spencer), whose birthday falls on New Years Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend Sophina (Diaz), who he hasnt been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to Tatiana (Neal), their beautiful four year-old daughter. Crossing paths with friends, family, and strangers, Oscar starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easily. His resolve takes a tragic turn, however, when BART officers shoot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Years Day. Oscars life and tragic death would shake the Bay Area and the entire nation to its very core.