The film about the Oscar Grant III shooting, “Fruitvale Station,” blew everyone away at Sundance in January, winning both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Prize.
A bidding war was then sparked, and the venerable Weinstein Group won distribution rights. It hits theaters in July, but the trailer has just been released.
Folks always seem to get the Bay Area wrong in films, and the question “You gonna go to Frisco, right?” in the preview is a good example of that. Poor Oakland is depicted in its usual gritty, graffitied way, but then again, this isn’t a story about the ducks at Lake Merritt.
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