Fruitvale Station

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Fruitvale Station
Fruitvale Station poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRyan Coogler
Produced byNina Yang Bongiovi
Forest Whitaker
Written byRyan Coogler
StarringMichael B. Jordan
Melonie Diaz
Octavia Spencer
Music byLudwig Göransson
CinematographyRachel Morrison
Edited byClaudia Castello
Michael P. Shawver
Distributed byThe Weinstein Company
Release dates
  • January 19, 2013 (2013-01-19) (Sundance)
  • July 12, 2013 (2013-07-12) (United States)
Running time85 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Box office$17,385,830[3]
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This article is about the film. For the BART station, see Fruitvale (BART station).
Fruitvale Station
Fruitvale Station poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRyan Coogler
Produced byNina Yang Bongiovi
Forest Whitaker
Written byRyan Coogler
StarringMichael B. Jordan
Melonie Diaz
Octavia Spencer
Music byLudwig Göransson
CinematographyRachel Morrison
Edited byClaudia Castello
Michael P. Shawver
Distributed byThe Weinstein Company
Release dates
  • January 19, 2013 (2013-01-19) (Sundance)
  • July 12, 2013 (2013-07-12) (United States)
Running time85 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Box office$17,385,830[3]

Fruitvale Station is a 2013 American drama film written and directed by Ryan Coogler. It is Coogler's first feature-length film and is based on the events leading to the death of Oscar Grant, a young man who was killed by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle at the Fruitvale Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Station in Oakland, California.

The film stars Michael B. Jordan as Oscar Grant. Forest Whitaker is one of the film's producers.[4] Kevin Durand and Chad Michael Murray play the two BART police officers involved in Grant's death. The names of the officers were changed for the film.[5]

Fruitvale Station debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film.[4] It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival where it won the award for Best First Film. The film was released in theaters July 12, 2013.[6] It received critical acclaim upon its release and earned other awards.


The film tells the story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old from Hayward, California and his experiences on the last day of his life, before he was fatally shot by BART Police in the early morning hours of New Year's Day 2009. The story begins with Oscar and his girlfriend Sophina dropping off their daughter Tatiana at day care. Oscar stops by his old job at the deli counter of a grocery store from which he had been fired two weeks prior. He discards his stash of marijuana in an effort to get on a good path, and then attends his mother's birthday party. She encourages him to take BART to the festivities in San Francisco, which Oscar and his friends do. The train to the festivities is stalled temporarily, but Oscar and his friends turn the train into a party scene. On the return train, a customer from the grocery store recognizes Oscar and calls out his name, which leads him to be identified by a former fellow inmate, leading to a scuffle. The police pull Oscar and his friends off the train, and one of the officers shoots Oscar in the back while Oscar is being held down. Oscar's friends are released and they convene with Oscar's mother and girlfriend at the hospital, where they are told that he has died. Sophina picks up Tatiana from Sophina's sister's house where she spent the night, and the movie ends as Tatiana asks where her father is.




Ryan Coogler was a graduate student at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts when Grant was shot on January 1, 2009. Following this event, Coogler expressed his desire to make a film about Grant's last day, "I wanted the audience to get to know this guy, to get attached, so that when the situation that happens to him happens, it’s not just like you read it in the paper, you know what I mean? When you know somebody as a human being, you know that life means something." He was able to meet John Burris, the attorney for the Grant family, through a mutual friend and worked closely with him to get information on the case. He also worked closely with the Grant family, after gaining their trust.[7]

In January 2011, Forest Whitaker's production company was looking for new young filmmakers to mentor. Coogler met Head of Production, Nina Yang Bongiovi, and showed her his projects. Shortly after, he had a meeting with Whitaker, who decided to support Fruitvale.[8][9] Coogler met with advisers of Sundance Screenwriters Lab. He developed the script with the help of Creative Advisors Tyger Williams, Jessie Nelson and Zach Sklar.[10] The film received funding from the Feature Film Program (FFP)[10] and the San Francisco Film Society.[8]

Coogler had Michael B. Jordan in mind to play the role of Grant before writing the script.[9] In April 2012, Jordan and Octavia Spencer joined the cast.[11] Spencer also received a co-executive producer credit as she directly participated in funding the film and contacted investors when a deal was lost during the filming.[12] Notable investors included Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help, a bestselling novel adapted as a successful film, for which Spencer won an Oscar.[13] In April 2012, Hannah Beachler signed on to serve as the film's production designer.[14]


Fruitvale Station was shot in Oakland, California,[7] in 20 days in July 2012.[15] Scenes were shot at and around the Bay Area Rapid Transit platform where Grant was killed.[16] BART agreed to let the crew film at the Fruitvale BART station for three four-hour nights. Most of the platform scenes were shot over the course of two nights (with another night dedicated to the sequences on the train that led up to the police confrontation).[17] San Quentin State Prison served as a filming location for a flashback scene with prisoners featured as extras.[18] The film was shot in Super 16 mm format using Arriflex 416 cameras and Zeiss Ultra 16 lenses.[19]

The film includes actual amateur footage of the shooting. Coogler explained the decision: "That was something that I was initially very firmly against. I didn't want any real footage in the film. But you sometimes have to take a step back. Being from the Bay Area, I knew that footage like the back of my hand, but more people from around the world had no idea about this story. It made sense for them to see that footage and see what happened to Oscar, and I think it was a responsibility that we had to put that out there."[17]


The musical score to Fruitvale Station was composed by Ludwig Göransson.[20] Also a USC graduate, Göransson said of the scoring process: "Ryan and I talked a lot about how sound design was going to have a huge role in the movie and very early on I got sent the actual sound recordings of the Bart Train. I manipulated the train sound and made it almost feel like a dark ambient synth sound and I used it almost throughout the whole Bart platform scene. The other element in the score is lots of layered and manipulated guitars sounding almost like haunting pads." Coogler added: "One thing that we always wanted to be conscious of with the score, was to make sure that it always felt organic. A lot of the film would play without score, so Ludwig made sure that whenever we brought score in came out of sounds in the environment."[21] A soundtrack album, Fruitvale Station – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, was released digitally on September 24, 2013 and on CD October 15, 2013 through Lakeshore Records.[21]

Track listing[22]
1."Mob Shit"  The Jacka, Cellski & Peezy4:40
2."Rubber Band"  Mar Keyes, William Peoples & Noah Coogler4:04
3."Won't Be Right"  The Jacka & Cellski4:13
4."Hey Little Mama"  Mistah F.A.B, Johnny Ca$h & The Jacka3:56
5."Intelligent"  Mar Keyes, William Peoples & Phillip Henderson3:25
6."Tatiana"  Ludwig Göransson1:13
7."Emi"  Ludwig Göransson0:47
8."The Dog"  Ludwig Göransson1:18
9."Prison"  Ludwig Göransson1:00
10."Picking Up T"  Ludwig Göransson0:44
11."Undefeated"  Ludwig Göransson0:26
12."Love and Oprah"  Ludwig Göransson0:36
13."Dinner Tim"  Ludwig Göransson1:38
14."Tatiana and Firecrackers"  Ludwig Göransson1:13
15."Gumbo"  Ludwig Göransson0:46
16."Bart Station"  Ludwig Göransson5:00
17."Who's That For?"  Ludwig Göransson2:30
18."End Titles"  Ludwig Göransson6:47
19."Fruitvale Suite"  Ludwig Göransson7:53
Total length:


The Weinstein Company commissioned three murals to be painted in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco by well-known street artists Ron English, Lydia Emily and LNY, in anticipation of the film.[23]

Some people questioned having a poster for the film in Fruitvale Station, but a BART spokeswoman said about this decision:

"there was no debate whether to allow Fruitvale Station [advertisements] on BART. None whatsoever. We really support Ryan. He's just an amazing person... I think that Ryan had said it was his intention to show his love for Oakland and the people of Oakland, and he really succeeded."[24]

Promotional material used on the film's Facebook page and website referred to the controversial shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida, which was in the news at the same time as the film's release.[25] This drew some criticism, with publicist Angie Meyer stating, "It's absolutely inappropriate and morally wrong to use a high profile case to create publicity and buzz around a movie release."[26]

As part of its film promotion, the Weinstein Co. set up the "I am __" campaign to encourage people to share stories of overcoming acts of social injustice or mistreatment, and to upload photos or other artworks related to those experiences.[27]


Fruitvale Station premiered on January 19, 2013 during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival where it was listed as Fruitvale before undergoing a title change.[28] After premiering at Sundance, the film was at the center of a distribution bidding war. Rights for the film were ultimately acquired by The Weinstein Company for approximately US$2 million.[29] In May 2013, Fruitvale Station appeared in the Un Certain Regard, an award section recognizing unique and innovative films, at the 66th Cannes Film Festival[30] and won the award for Best First Film.[31]

The Oakland premiere was held as a private screening at Grand Lake Theater on June 20, 2013.[32] The film opened in select theaters on July 12.[33] This opening took place about the same time as the Florida jury decided the verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman for shooting Trayvon Martin.[27][34]

Box office[edit]

The film grossed an estimated $127,445 on its first day[35] and ended its first weekend of limited release with $377,285 from 7 theaters for a $53,898 per-theater-average.[36] It is the third highest opening of the year for a film in limited release (behind Spring Breakers and The Place Beyond the Pines)[37] and it is also one of the best openings for a Sundance festival top prize winner.[38] A week after its debut, Fruitvale Station expanded to 35 theaters and garnered $742,272 for $21,832 per-screen average.[39] The film opened nationwide on July 26 in more than 1000 locations.[40][41] It ranked #10 at the box office, earning $4.59 million.[42] The film has grossed $16,101,339 in the United States and $1,284,491 elsewhere, for a worldwide total of $17,385,830.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Fruitvale Station has received widespread critical acclaim. The film has a "certified fresh" score of 94% on Rotten Tomatoes with an average rating of 8.1 out of 10, based on 184 reviews. The critical consensus states: "Passionate and powerfully acted, Fruitvale Station serves as a celebration of life, a condemnation of death, and a triumph for star Michael B. Jordan."[43] On Metacritic, which assigns a weighted mean rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film received an average score of 85, based on 43 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[44] CinemaScore reported that audiences gave an "A" average grade.[45]

Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter called it "a compelling debut" and "a powerful dramatic feature film". He also praised the lead performances stating, "As Oscar, Jordan at moments gives off vibes of a very young Denzel Washington in the way he combines gentleness and toughness; he effortlessly draws the viewer in toward him. Diaz is vibrant as his patient and loyal girlfriend, while Spencer brings her gravitas to the proceedings as his stalwart mother."[46]

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt has praised the film as the "best film" of Sundance Film Festival 2013.[47]

In writing for The Village Voice, chief film critic Stephanie Zacharek called it "a restrained but forceful picture that captures some of the texture and detail of one human life" and praised first-time director Ryan Coogler, writing that he "dramatizes Oscar's last day by choosing not to dramatize it: The events unfold casually, without any particular scheme. And yet because we know how this story will end, there's a shivery, understated tension running beneath."[48]

In his Sundance festival wrap-up, critic Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times said of Fruitvale Station, "Made with assurance and quiet emotion, this unexpectedly devastating drama based on the real life 2009 shooting of an unarmed young black man at an Oakland Fruitvale Station of BART (San Francisco Bay Area Transit Fruitvale Station) impressed everyone as the work of an exceptional filmmaker." [49]

In a more mixed review, Geoff Berkshire of Variety called it "a well-intentioned attempt to put a human face on the tragic headlines surrounding Oscar Grant." Though he praised Michael B. Jordan's performance, he critiqued the "relentlessly positive portrayal" of the film's subject: "Best viewed as an ode to victim's rights, Fruitvale forgoes nuanced drama for heart-tugging, head-shaking and rabble-rousing."[5]

In his negative New York Post review and subsequent Fact checker article in Forbes, Kyle Smith concluded that Coogler omits key information, while fabricating other scenes, in order to manipulate viewers into a distorted impression of what happened.[50][51]

The film appeared on several critics' top ten lists of the best films of 2013:[52]

Ryan Coogler accepts the U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic with the crew at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.


List of awards and nominations
AwardDate of ceremonyCategoryRecipients and nomineesResult
AACTA Awards[53]January 10, 2014Best International Supporting ActressOctavia SpencerNominated
African-American Film Critics Association[54]December 13, 2013Best Independent FilmFruitvale StationWon
American Film Institute[55]January 10, 2014Top Ten Films of the YearFruitvale StationWon
Austin Film Critics Association[56]December 17, 2013Best First FilmRyan CooglerWon
Black Reel Awards[57]February 13, 2014Outstanding Motion PictureFruitvale Station / Nina Yang Bonogivoi and Forest WhitakerNominated
Outstanding ActorMichael B. JordanNominated
Outstanding Supporting ActressMelonie DiazNominated
Octavia SpencerNominated
Outstanding DirectorRyan CooglerNominated
Outstanding Screenplay (Original or Adapted)Ryan CooglerNominated
Outstanding EnsembleThe cast of Fruitvale StationNominated
Outstanding ScoreLudwig GöranssonNominated
Outstanding Breakthrough Actress PerformanceMelonie DiazNominated
Boston Online Film Critics Association[58]December 8, 2013Best New FilmmakerRyan CooglerWon
Cannes Film FestivalMay 25, 2013Prix de l'Avenir d'Un Certain RegardRyan CooglerWon
Grand Prix d'Un Certain RegardRyan CooglerNominated
Camera d'OrRyan CooglerNominated
Carmel Art and Film Festival[59]October 12, 2013Breakout Actress of 2013Melonie DiazWon
Central Ohio Film Critics[60]January 2, 2014Best ActorMichael B. JordanNominated
Breakthrough Film ArtistRyan CooglerNominated
Chicago Film Critics Association[61]December 16, 2013Most Promising FilmmakerRyan CooglerNominated
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association[62]December 6, 2013Russell Smith AwardFruitvale StationWon
Deauville American Film Festival[63]September 2013Prix du Jury Révélation CartierFruitvale StationWon
Prix du PublicFruitvale StationWon
Denver Film Critics Society[64]January 13, 2014Best Supporting ActressOctavia SpencerNominated
Detroit Film Critics Society[65]December 13, 2013Best BreakthroughRyan CooglerNominated
Michael B. JordanNominated
Florida Film Critics Circle[66]December 18, 2013Pauline Kael Breakout AwardMichael B. JordanRunner-up
Gotham Awards[67][68]December 2, 2013Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director AwardRyan CooglerWon
Breakthrough ActorMichael B. JordanWon
Audience AwardFruitvale StationNominated
Hollywood Film Festival[69]18–20 October 2013Hollywood Spotlight AwardMichael B. JordanWon
Houston Film Critics Society[70]December 15, 2013Best PictureFruitvale StationNominated
Best Supporting ActressOctavia SpencerNominated
Humanitas Prize[71]September 20, 2013Sundance Feature Film CategoryFruitvale StationWon
Independent Spirit Awards[72]March 1, 2014Best First FeatureFruitvale Station / Ryan CooglerWon
Best Male LeadMichael B. JordanNominated
Best Supporting FemaleMelonie DiazNominated
Indiana Film Critics Association[73]December 16, 2013Best PictureFruitvale StationNominated
Best ActorMichael B. JordanNominated
Best Supporting ActressOctavia SpencerNominated
Las Vegas Film Critics Society[74]December 18, 2013Breakout Filmmaker of the YearRyan CooglerWon
NAACP Image Awards[75]February 22, 2014Outstanding Motion PictureFruitvale StationNominated
Outstanding Actor in a Motion PictureMichael B. JordanNominated
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureOctavia SpencerNominated
Outstanding Independent Motion PictureFruitvale StationWon
Outstanding Writing in a Motion PictureRyan CooglerNominated
Nantucket Film Festival[76]July 1, 2013Vimeo Award for Best Writer/DirectorRyan CooglerWon
National Board of Review[77]December 4, 2013Top Ten FilmsFruitvale StationWon
Best Supporting ActressOctavia SpencerWon
Breakthrough ActorMichael B. JordanWon
Best Directorial DebutRyan CooglerWon
New York Film Critics Circle[78]December 3, 2013Best First FilmFruitvale StationWon
New York Film Critics Online[79]December 8, 2013Best Debut DirectorRyan CooglerWon
Phoenix Film Critics Society[80]December 17, 2013Breakthrough Performance on CameraMichael B. JordanNominated
Breakthrough Performance Behind the CameraRyan CooglerNominated
Producers Guild of America[81]January 19, 2014Stanley Kramer AwardFruitvale StationWon
San Francisco Film Critics Circle[82][83]December 15, 2013Best Supporting ActressOctavia SpencerNominated
Marlon Riggs AwardRyan CooglerWon
Santa Barbara International Film Festival[84]February 4, 2014Virtuoso AwardMichael B. JordanWon
Satellite Awards[85]March 9, 2014Breakthrough Award PerformanceMichael B. JordanWon
Honorary Satellite AwardRyan CooglerWon
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association[86]December 16, 2013Best ActorMichael B. JordanNominated
Stockholm International Film Festival[87]November 15, 2013Best First FilmFruitvale StationWon
Sundance Film FestivalJanuary 26, 2013Audience Award: U.S. DramaticRyan CooglerWon
Grand Jury Prize: U.S. DramaticRyan CooglerWon
Traverse City Film Festival[88]August 4, 2013Audience Award - Best American FilmFruitvale StationWon
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association[89]December 9, 2013Best Supporting ActressOctavia SpencerNominated
Women Film Critics Circle[90]December 17, 2013Best ActorMichael B. JordanRunner-up
Zurich Film Festival[91][92]October 6, 2013Best International Feature FilmFruitvale StationNominated
Best Actor - Special MentionMichael B. JordanWon

Home media[edit]

Fruitvale Station was available in Digital HD via Anchor Bay on December 31, 2013.[93] DVD and Blu-ray combo packs were released on January 14, 2014.[94]

See also[edit]


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Preceded by
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Sundance Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic
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