How many of you remember the tragic story of Oscar Grant? The 22 year-old was senselessly shot to death on New Year’s Day 2009 by BART station police officer, Johannes Mehserle.
His story was recorded on cell phones and uploaded to youtube, where is showed an unarmed Oscar being murdered for no reason. Mehserle (the officer) was ultimately sentenced to two years, minus time served for the killing, which caused widespread outrage across the Bay Area and internationally.
In comes ‘Fruitvale Station,’ the film that took the 2013 Sundance Film Festival by storm. Directed by Bay Area resident Ryan Coogler, the movie explores the last day of Oscar’s life in vivid detail. Check out the trailer above.
‘Fruitvale Station’ will hit select theaters this July by way of the Weinstein Company and stars actors Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer. Definitely a must watch.