Tag: meloniediaz

FRUITVALE STATION Makes A Stop In The UK

Ryan Coogler's dramatisation of Fruitvale Station resident Oscar Grant's shooting by a San Francisco BART (Bay Area Rapid Transport) policeman is making a welcome appearance in the UK. Taking numerous awards over the past year, at Sundance and Cannes...

Melbourne 2013 Dispatch, Day 1: Heartbreak And Comedic Confusion

Welcome to my daily coverage of the Melbourne International Film Festival! It may kill me, but I aim to bring you daily updates over the next 17 days of the definitive three or four films that certainly got my attention,...

Guanajuato 2013: Director Ryan Coogler And Star Melonie Diaz Walk The Red Carpet, Talk FRUITVALE STATION

Fruitvale Station was a really powerful way to start the Guanajuato International Film Festival 2013. It's a great and difficult drama that puts us in the Bay Area, with the real-life story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old African American who...

Review: FRUITVALE STATION, For Anyone Who Believes In Love And Community

When I first heard that a film based on the shooting of Fruitvale, California resident Oscar Grant had been made, it set off an explosion of hopes and concerns for me. You see, I have a very close connection with...

Sundance 2013 Review: FRUITVALE Is The Real Deal

When I first heard that a film based on the shooting of Fruitvale resident Oscar Grant had been made and was coming to Sundance, it sent up an explosion of hopes and concerns for me. You see, I have a...