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Fruitvale Station

(2013)

Rated R for some violence, language throughout and some drug use.

R In Theaters 07/12/2013 , 84min.
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Plot & Details

Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, director Ryan Coogler's 'Fruitvale Station' follows the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. 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 (Octavia Spencer), whose birthday falls on New Year's Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend Sophina (Melonie Diaz), who he hasn't been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to Tatiana (Ariana 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 Year's Day. Oscar's life and tragic death would shake the Bay Area -- and the entire nation -- to its very core.

Cannes Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Cannes Film Festival Film Presented Won

Detroit Film Critics Society

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Detroit Film Critics Society Breakthrough Artist Ryan Coogler Nominated
2013 Detroit Film Critics Society Breakthrough Artist Michael B. Jordan Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Independent Spirit Awards Best First Feature Ryan Coogler Won
2013 Independent Spirit Awards Best First Feature Won
2013 Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Female Melonie Diaz Nominated
2013 Independent Spirit Awards Best First Feature Forest Whitaker Won
2013 Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead Michael B. Jordan Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 National Board of Review Best Picture Nominated
2013 National Board of Review Best Directorial Debut Ryan Coogler Won
2013 National Board of Review Breakthrough Performance Michael B. Jordan Won
2013 National Board of Review Best Supporting Actress Octavia Spencer Won

New York Film Critics Circle

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 New York Film Critics Circle Best First Film Ryan Coogler Won

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Sundance Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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