“Fruitvale Station” (2013) is an American film about the last day of Oscar Grant’s life. On January 1st 2009, Grant, an unarmed Black man, was shot in the back by the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police at Fruitvale Station in Oakland, California. Octavia Spencer plays his mother. Ryan Coogler writes and directs, his first film. It won an NAACP Image Award, an award at Cannes, but no Oscar.
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I saw this movie. It has excellent acting and cinematography, it’s entertaining, and of course it’s heartbreaking like crazy.
This is a MUST SEE internationally award winning film that depicts and explores facts of history that are not whole known or taught in any educational system. It is an eye-open look at the concept that makes the case for why reparations should be open for discussion and the necessity for it to be addressed. -John Wills
Actor Michael Jace was arrested in connection to the fatal shooting of his wife April, according to police.
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The reality of Hollywood can be hilariously unreal when it comes to fantasy movies.
Hollywood does a lot of work in maintaining segregation and inequity. When they do not include people of color, they are keeping the jobs and the money from people of color.
Their movies often do not reflect the real mixture of races in today’s United States.
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Directed by Jeffrey W. Byrd. With Roy T. Anderson, Demore Barnes, John Bayliss, James Bearden. In 1998, three white men in the small town of Jasper, Texas, chained a black man to the back of their pickup truck and dragged him to his death. This film relates that story and how it affected all of the residents of the town, both black and white.
I’m kind of shocked there’s a movie about this.
The movie poster makes me sick to my stomach.
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“The numbers are troubling still in the prestigious Academy Awards. Only three black men have won awards in the Best Leading Actor category from 1958 to 2013, and only one black woman, Halle Berry in 2001 for her role in Monster’s Ball, has ever won the award for Best Leading Actress.
The lack of racial diversity in Hollywood is more evidence of discrimination in employment, which in turn keeps those salaries out of the hands of people of color.
It’s 2014 now and it seems each ethnic group needs to create it’s own industry of careers in order to get full employment. But even then, it’s still the mass media and the big budget blockbusters where the bigger money is, so the discrimination and favoritism is a form of oppression.
Imagine acting in a movie about a stand your ground case, and a few months later your own child is unjustifiably killed by someone claiming immunity under stand your ground law. That’s what happene…
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