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‘Fruitvale Station’ Is More Than a Movie, It’s a Landmark

By Julianne Hing When audiences see actor Michael B. Jordan get pulled off the BART train in “Fruitvale Station,” they’ll see the dramatized last moments of Oscar Grant’s life, filmed at the actual station where BART police officer Johannes Mehserle killed him on … Continue reading

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Fruitvale Station

Forest Whitaker’s Significant Productions and Ryan Coogler brings us the true story of Oscar Grant. This along with “The Butler” coming in August are my top must see films this year. This opens TODAY!Fruitvale Station stars Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, and Octavia Spencer. Take … Continue reading

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5 Reasons You Should See “Fruitvale Station”

By Tonya Pendleton “Fruitvale Station” is not just the name of the movie, it’s the actual Bay Area Transit Station (BART) where the murder of 22-year-old Oscar Grant took place on New Year’s Day 2009. Grant was heading home to Oakland … Continue reading

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‘Creed,’ ‘Rocky’ spin-off movie focusing on grandson of Apollo Creed, in the works: report

By Ethan Sacks “Rocky” fans are flying high now that word has leaked that a spinoff movie is in the works. MGM has greenlit “Creed,” focusing on the grandson of Rocky nemesis turned friend Apollo Creed, who was played by … Continue reading

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Before Trayvon Martin, There Was Oscar Grant

By Hrang Vartanian A mural by street artist LNY, with some help from artists COST, ENX, and Ellis Gallagher, now dominates the very busy corner of Bedford Avenue and North 6th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The work is a creative commission … Continue reading

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Remembering Oscar Grant & Immortalizing Trayvon Martin: Why Do We Need Movies?

By Sophie Jacob Sitting in the Angelika Theatre in downtown New York City on Friday night, waiting for Fruitvale Station to start, I did not know what I was in for. The movie is about the death of Oscar Grant … Continue reading

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