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Film, Feature Immortal Beloved: Director Ryan Coogler Works On a Truer Myth of Oscar Grant

Immortal Beloved: Director Ryan Coogler Works On a Truer Myth of Oscar Grant

Four years have passed since 22-year-old Oscar Grant III was shot by a transit police officer at the Fruitvale BART station, while lying prostrate and handcuffed on the eastbound platform. But the incident still lingers, just as Grant's face shines…
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Film, "Fruitvale Station": The More-Complete Story of Oscar Grant

"Fruitvale Station": The More-Complete Story of Oscar Grant

This year's Sundance award-sponge is one of our own, celebrating the life and lamenting the death of Oscar Grant on an Oakland BART platform in the first moments of 2009. In his feature debut, local writer-director Ryan Coogler has brought…
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News, The Snitch Academy Award-Winner Octavia Spencer Might Star as Oscar Grant's Mom in New Film

Academy Award-Winner Octavia Spencer Might Star as Oscar Grant's Mom in New Film

Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer is reportedly in negotiations to play the role of Oscar Grant's mother in the upcoming film about the New Year's Day 2009 killing of the Oakland man. Spencer is best known for her role as…
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