Film - Feature | December 1 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Aya de Leon, Poetry for the People
Fruitvale Station begins with chilling cell phone video of Oscar Grant being shot by a BART police officer in the early hours of New Years Day 2009, a stark documentary preface to Ryan Cooglers fictionalized account of the last twenty-four hours of Grants life. As Grant, Michael B. Jordan is both tough and tender, struggling but sincere in his efforts to move beyond past transgressions to become a better father, partner, and son. Coogler, a Bay Area native, examines his subject with a steady, objective eye and tells his story in the key of wise heartbreak rather than blind rage
- (A. O. Scott).
An introduction to the film will be given by professor, and director of June Jordans Poetry for the People, Aya de Leon.
$7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission