Oscar Grant is 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, whose birthday falls on New Year’s Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend, who he hasn’t been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to T, their beautiful 4-year-old daughter.
Starring Academy Award winning actress Octavia Spencer and acclaimed actor Michael B. Jordan, and directed by Ryan Cooler, Fruitvale Station (2013) follows Oscar on a day that starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easy.
Oscar crosses paths with friends, family, and strangers, each exchange showing us that there is much more to Oscar than meets the eye. But it would be his encounter with police officers at the Fruitvale BART station that would shake the Bay Area and the country to its very core, and cause the entire nation to be witnesses to the story of Oscar Grant.
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