All posts tagged "Fruitvale"

  • Poster
    Sundance hit and Cannes Official Selection ‘Fruitvale Station’ gets a new poster

    After taking Sundance by storm and getting a name change, Fruitvale Station is all set to head to the Croisette as an official selection of the Cannes Film Festival. Today, the Weinstein Company debuted a beautiful new poster that highlights the movie’s unique location and one of the central relationships. While I liked the...

  • Festivals
    Cannes Film Festival Includes ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’, ‘Only God Forgives’, Roman Polanski, and More!

    As we all wait for the “official” announcement of the films that will be playing at this year’s prestigious Cannes Film Festival, IndieWire seems to already have the list.  They films will officially start being announced at 11:00am, but with the leaked list at hand, some exciting and head-scratching films will be...

  • Editor
    Weinstein Company Changes ‘Fruitvale’ Title

    The upcoming hopeful from Ryan Coogler and The Weinstein Company, which received high praise from the Sundance Film Festival, has officially changed its title.  The film, originally called “Fruitvale,” will now be called Fruitvale Station. The film that tells the story of the true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who...

  • Article
    First Quarter Round-Up – Are There Any Oscar Contenders?

    As April has completely come out of nowhere and become fully present, I’ve updated the new Oscar Tracker to keep in mind everything that has already been released this year so far or have screened at major festivals like Sundance, SXSW, and Tribeca. There’s no super-duper “out there” contender that looks like...

  • Article
    Oscar Circuit – 2014 Films and Minority Contenders

    It’s March!  We get started right away and over the past few weeks after the Oscar ceremony, I took some brief stabs at some categories.  Those have been tinkered with and will be reflected on the actual Oscar Prediction pages in the next couple of days.  The full listing of predicted nominees...

  • Festivals
    SUNDANCE: Fruitvale (***)

    Every so often as a critic you get the opportunity to witness a film that’s so ingrained in your experience that it becomes difficult to even comprehend how you feel about the film. On one hand, Fruitvale is a rich, if slightly problematic, retelling of the day in the life of Oscar...

  • Festivals
    Park City Dispatch – Episode 8: ACOD, Fruitvale and Blue Caprice

    It’s the final countdown! In the penultimate episode of Park City Dispatch, Joey and I recount our final day at the fest including the morning snow and the films we screened: Blue Caprice, ACOD, The Spectacular Now and Fruitvale. Enjoy!

  • News
    The Weinsteins Acquire the Rights to Ryan Coogler’s ‘Fruitvale’

    So far, one of the biggest hits at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival has been Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale. Today The Weinstein Company has announced that they have acquired the rights to distribute the film. See the official release and read more about the film after the jump.

  • Festivals
    Most Anticipated Films from the Sundance Film Festival!

    By: Joey Magidson and Terence Johnson Sundance Film Festival is right around the corner! Joey and I are incredibly excited to attend the festival on behalf of the site and are looking forward to all the films and people we will meet. As many of you know there are a ton of...

  • News
    Oscar Winner Octavia Spencer joins Indie Film ‘Fruitvale’

    Since winning a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, Octavia Spencer has been linked to many projects. She’s currently filming Diablo Cody’s directorial debut with Russell Brand, from there, she’ll film Snowpiercer and news is coming that she’s in negotiations to star in Fruitvale, an independent film about the controversial shooting of Oscar Grant. Written...