Fruitvale Station first took the world by storm nearly one year ago, when it premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film went on to win both the festival’s Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature as well as the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film—a rare feat that was last accomplished by Lee Daniels’ 2009 hit Precious. Acquired by The Weinstein Company, Fruitvale Station was released in theaters in July. It received high acclaim for its filmmaker, Ryan Coogler (marking his directorial debut), and its riveting lead actor, Michael B. Jordan (The Wire, Friday Night Lights), and went on to become one of the highest-grossing independent films of the year.
Now, you can experience the masterful movie for yourself, on Blu-ray/DVD. Fruitvale Station centers on the tragic true story of Oscar Grant (Jordan), a vibrant 22-year-old Bay Area father who was senselessly gunned down by Bay Area Rapid Transit officers on New Year's Day in 2009. Captured on cell phone cameras of fellow passengers, Grant’s murder sent shockwaves through the nation, and the film captures both the immediate sense of rage and lasting sense of loss equally. Produced by Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker, it also stars Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer (The Help).