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WATCH: 'Fruitvale Station' Trailer Highlights Michael B. Jordan's Performance

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood May 11, 2013 at 1:54PM

"Fruitvale Station," the Sundance favorite well-known for making everyone cry, has a trailer. The clips showcase Michael B. Jordan's performance at the center of the film (spoilers in that link). In this based-on-a-true-story movie, Jordan plays Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old who finds himself entangled with police and street violence on New Years Eve in 2009. Fruitvale Station is a stop in the Bay Area's subway system, the BART.
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"Fruitvale Station," the Sundance favorite well-known for making everyone cry, has a trailer. The clips showcase Michael B. Jordan's performance at the center of the film (spoilers in that link). In this based-on-a-true-story movie, Jordan plays Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old who finds himself entangled with police and street violence on New Years Eve in 2009. Fruitvale Station is a stop in the Bay Area's subway system, the BART. 

"Fruitvale Station" is directed and written by Ryan Coogler, produced by Forest Whitaker, and also stars Octavia Spencer, Melonie Diaz,  and Chad Michael Murray. It will be released July 12, 2013. See the gorgeous poster, released earlier this week, here.


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.