In The Balcony Movie Review: Fruitvale Station

An important American story that needed to be told…and needs to be seen and understood. Many thanks to for enlightening us.

The Militant Negro™

By Jueseppi B.





Fruitvale Station (originally titled Fruitvale) is a 2013 American independent drama film written and directed by Ryan Coogler. It is based on the true story of Oscar Grant, a young man who was killed by police officer Johannes Mehserle at the Oakland, California Fruitvale rapid transit station.









The film stars Michael B. Jordan as Oscar Grant. It is the first feature-length film by Coogler, a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic ArtsForest Whitaker is one of the film’s producers.


Kevin Durand and Chad Michael Murray play the two BART police officers involved in Grant’s death. The names of the officers were changed for the film.


Fruitvale Station debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award…

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