Cannes Day 5: Fruitvale Station

Sitting in the theater waiting for Fruitvale to start.  Going into it i've heard only so many good things about it.  It blew my mind.

Sitting in the theater waiting for Fruitvale to start. Going into it i’ve heard only so many good things about it. It blew my mind.

I was lucky enough to be able to get into a screening for Fruitvale Station, a feature film about the last day of Oscar Grant’s life, and how he goes about trying to be the best person he can be, despite a troubled past which he has been working to over come, before he is brutally shot and killed by a police officer in the early hours of New Years Eve 2009.  The true story, which won Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at Sundance for dramatic narrative, touched my heart and honestly brought out tears at the end.  The cinematography was fantastic, the story was both heartwarming and heart wrenching, and it serves as a true celebration of the man Oscar was about to set out to become.  Michael B. Jordan captured the role perfectly and was supported by wonderful performances across the film.

Here is the trailer for Fruitvale Station.  If you get the chance to see it somewhere, it was one of the best films I’ve ever seen.

*UPDATE*

Here is a video with CMFers, including myself, giving their reviews of Fruitvale Station:

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