Fruitvale Station: Film Screening & Discussion at Providence Public Library

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Fruitvale Station: Film Screening & Discussion at PPL Monday, July 21
 
PROVIDENCE, RI
– The American Civil Liberties Foundation of Rhode Island and the Providence Public Library will host a screening of the award-winning film “Fruitvale Station” on Monday, July 21 from 6:00 – 8:15 pm in the Library’s Auditorium, 3rd Floor (150 Empire Street, Providence).  Based on a true story, the film chronicles the last day in the life of Oscar Grant, a young black man, who was shot and killed by a transit police officer on New Year's Day 2009. Join us for the film and a brief discussion.

Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, director Ryan Coogler’s FRUITVALE STATION follows the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions.  His resolve takes a tragic turn, however, when BART officers shoot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year’s Day. Oscar's life and tragic death would shake the Bay Area - and the entire nation - to its very core.

Parking available at Providence Hilton Parking Garage: $3/3 hours. Bring ticket for stamping at Library.