‘Fruitvale Station’ Captures a Dissolving Life In a Cell Phone Image

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The opening footage is shaky, blurry, and when at last you hear a gunshot, you know this is the sound of 22-year-old Oscar Gran’s life ending.

 

Cynthia Fuchs is director of Film & Media Studies and Associate Professor of English, Film & Video Studies, African and African American Studies, Global Affairs, Sport & American Culture, and Women and Gender Studies at George Mason University.

OUR COMMON GROUND Omnibus‘s insight:

 "For as the film asks you to see Oscar’s world as he might, it also asks you to see him as she does, as a son and young father, as a man at risk every day of his short life." 

– Cynthia Fuchs is director of Film & Media Studies and Associate Professor of English, Film & Video Studies, African and African American Studies, Global Affairs, Sport & American Culture, and Women and Gender Studies at George Mason University.

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