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TWC Announces 1/14 DVD, Blu-Ray Combo Pack & VOD Release Of 'Fruitvale Station' (Details)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 20, 2013 5:49 PM
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TWC Announces January 2014 DVD, Blu-Ray Combo Pack & VOD Release Of 'Fruitvale Station'

Gotham Awards Nominees Include: Isaiah Washington, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong'o, Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan, 'Let The Fire Burn'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 24, 2013 10:20 AM
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The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, announced the nominees for the Gotham Independent Film Awards, this morning, via Twitter, signaling the kick-off to the film awards season.

Casting Director Tracy "Twinkie" Byrd Talks 'Black Nativity,' 'Fruitvale Station,' Writing Her Memoir, and More

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • August 8, 2013 8:20 PM
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It's been over a year since casting director Tracy "Twinkie" Byrd spoke with Shadow & Act about her career and projects, which at the time included work on Sparkle, Woman Thou Art Loosed: On The 7th Day, and Sundance feature Filly Brown.

Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan Will Reteam For 'Creed' - A 7th Film In 'Rocky' Franchise

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 24, 2013 12:33 PM
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Wow! Just when you thought the Rocky franchise was dead (the last film was released in 2006), MGM plans to revive it; BUT, this time, the focus will be on the grandson of Apollo Creed - the character played by Carl Weathers in the first 4 Rocky movies.

'Fruitvale Station' Is Not Only A Eulogy To Oscar Grant, It’s A Eulogy To Trayvon Martin As Well

  • By Michael Jones
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  • July 23, 2013 5:14 PM
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I saw Fruitvale Station in the wake of the ubiquitous media coverage of the Trayvon Martin verdict. I’ve had some pointed opinions on the whole affair, namely how tragic and seemingly unjust the verdict was, then I tell myself that only Zimmerman and the departed Mr. Martin know what happened that night and the jury deliberated purely on the evidence presented to them. I also scratch my head at how the African-American community mobilized in the wake of the initial shooting and the verdict, whereas the death toll of blacks at the hands of other blacks have reached nearly genocidal levels in Chicago, yet not much is said or done. With that in mind, I went into this film determined to keep my intellectualism and my penchant for discernment intact. I’ll come back to this point later.

What New Cities/Theaters Is 'Fruitvale Station' Opening In This Weekend?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2013 1:47 PM
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After a stellar opening box office weekend, last weekend, Fruitvale Station will expand to select theaters in 18 NEW cities, this weekend, beginning on Friday, July 19.

Review - Ryan Coogler Gets To The Heart of Human Portrayal In 'Fruitvale Station' (Opens Today)

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • July 12, 2013 11:08 AM
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“He didn’t like to be left alone.” Oscar Grant’s mother Wanda, played superbly by Octavia Spencer, delivers this line in one of the most compelling scenes in the film. It is a detail, that when considered in the context of the story, hits us on all sides, and most importantly, in the heart.

Interview: 'Fruitvale' Director Ryan Coogler & Michael B. Jordan Talk What Really Matters w/ S&A’s Sergio

  • By Sergio
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  • July 11, 2013 11:43 AM
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Fruitvale Station writer and director Ryan Coogler and star Michael B. Jordan are currently on a coast to coast publicity tour for their film, which opens in limited release this Friday, July 12, and will expand nationally on July 19th. So when I was recently asked if I wanted to interview them, of course, how could I refuse?

Review: Ryan Coogler’s 'Fruitvale' Is An Important Statement On The Power Of Perspective (Opens 7/12)

  • By Zeba Blay
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  • July 9, 2013 1:36 PM
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Film Society (NYC) Summer Talks: 60-Mins Conversation w/ Ryan Coogler, Free & Open To Public

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 2, 2013 8:03 PM
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