Fruitvale Station

The Takeaway

Director Ryan Coogler on "Fruitvale Station"

Friday, December 27, 2013

It was almost four years ago that Oscar Grant was killed in Oakland, California. Grant was a young, black man, shot in the back by a white BART police officer, just hours after midnight on New Years Eve. That tragic New Years Day for Oscar Grant was captured in the film, "Fruitvale Station," the first feature-length film produced by the very young Ryan Coogler, who by all accounts, has had a very good year.



The Takeaway

New Film "Fruitvale Station" Remembers Shooting Victim Oscar Grant

Friday, July 26, 2013

On January 1, 2009, Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old unarmed black man, was shot and killed by a white transit police officer while heading home from New Year's festivities. Cephus Johnson, Oscar's uncle, tells the Takeaway about what he hopes audiences will take away from the film.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fruitvale Station: Context and a Movie

Friday, July 26, 2013

Bob Butler, reporter at KCBS Radio in the Bay Area, gives context to the new movie "Fruitvale Station" as he's covered the real life Oscar Grant story the movie is based on. He's joined by Wesley Morris, writer for Grantland and 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner, who examines the movie with a critical eye and in the context not only of Oscar Grant, but also of Trayvon Martin and President Obama's speech.

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