Fruitvale Station – Sundance

Oscar Grant Film, ‘Fruitvale Station,’ Headed to Cannes Film Festival

Fruitvale Station - Sundance

Fruitvale (now re-titled Fruitvale Station), the Ryan Coogler-directed film based on the 2009 murder of 22-year-old Oscar Grant by a BART police officer is on its way to the 2013 Cannes Film Festival in May.

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The devastating Forest Whitaker-produced drama, which won big at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in January, will compete in the “Un Certain Regard” category, which features films that present “a certain glance or a particular outlook.”

The first feature-length film from Coogler, a 26-year-old USC School of Cinematic Arts graduate, Fruitvale Station stars Michael B. Jordan (Friday Night Lights/Parenthood), Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer (The Help), and Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill).

Cannes kicks off on May 15th. In other news, Fruitvale Station will available in select theaters July 12th with nationwide roll out July 26th!