PREVIEW SCREENING & DISCUSSION
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
With actress Melonie Diaz in person
Part of the series Changing the Picture, sponsored by Time Warner, Inc.
Dir. Ryan Coogler. 2013, 84 mins. DCP. With Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Melonie Diaz. Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, this powerful movie dramatizes the true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother, being a better partner to his girlfriend Sophina, who he hasn't been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to Tatiana, their beautiful 4-year-old daughter. As the day goes on, he crosses paths with friends, family, and strangers, each exchange showing us that there is much more to Oscar than meets the eye. But it would be his final encounter of the day, with police officers at the Fruitvale BART station, that would shake the Bay Area to its very core, and cause the entire nation to take notice, once again, about the problem of police brutality. “A shrewd script and career-launching performances drive a tragic modern story that carries heavy social weight.” (Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter).
Tickets: $15 public / $9 Museum members / free for Silver Screen members and above. Order online or call 718 777 6800 to reserve tickets.