Frutivale is a film which has been getting plenty of buzz lately. A few days ago the movie won multiple accolades after debuting at the Sundance Film Festival. Prior to that, it had five major Hollywood distributing companies fighting for its rights. Now, there has been footage released of the movie, to showcase part of why everyone went so crazy over the film at the festival.
Below is the first look of the film, which is based on Oscar Grant’s last day of life, before he was tragically gunned down by the Bay Area’s BART police on New Years Day of 2009. There are two clips, which came from the sweat equity of Democracy Now, where host Amy Goodman interviewed Fruitvale director Ryan Coogler. Both clips shows intament details of Grant’s last moments, where the first one he is conversing with his mother and the second his daughter. The first clip is about 30 seconds long, and comes in at the 33:40 mark of the video. Thereafter the second clip, begins at around the 37:45 mark.
Fruitvale stars Michael B. Jordan and co-stars Octavia Spencer, Tristan Wilds and Melonie Diaz. Forest Whitaker produced. The Weinstein Company acquired distribution rights to the film, which cost them a hefty price of about $2 million. Clips below: