"Fruitvale Station" unveils first trailer

Release date: July 12 This winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at this year's Sundance Film Festival, this film is based on the true story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old who was shot to death by a BART police officer in in Oakland, Calif., in the early morning hours of New Year's Day 2009. The Weinstein Company

"Fruitvale Station," which won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Awardat this year's Sundance Film Festival (when it was titled "Fruitvale"), has debuted its first trailer.

The film is based on the true story of Oscar Grant (played by Michael B. Jordan, of "The Wire" and "Friday Night Lights" fame), a 22-year-old San Francisco Bay Area man who was fatally shot by a police officer in the early morning hours of New Year's Day 2009.

"Fruitvale Station," the directorial debut from Ryan Coogler, is set for a July 12 release and is already being looked at as an awards season contender.

Watch the trailer below:


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