The major motion picture Fruitvale has become the sleeper hit of the Sundance Film Festival. The film, which is based on the life and death of Oscar Grant, nabbed the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award, the first for U.S. project to do since Precious,  in 2009.

The film Fruitvale, chronicling the life and death of Oscar Grant–a Bay Area man shot by police–has received a healthy amount of praise at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Helmed by 26-year-old Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale marks the USC grad’s directional debut. He also serves as writer of the film.

It’s been three years since police gunned down Oscar Grant at a Bay Area Rapid Transit station, but his story has not been forgotten.  A major motion picture chronicling the life and death of the Oakland, Calif. resident is in the works. Forrest Whitaker will produce the film alongside his Significant Productions partner, Nina Yang. […]