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Sacramento Gets Preview of ‘Fruitvale Station’

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SACRAMENTO—

A packed house at Century Stadium Tuesday night for a Sac State graduate’s Sacramento major motion picture debut.

Posters line the theater to plug Friday’s broad release of Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station. The movie – with only a $2 million budget and a 20-day shoot schedule – is getting Oscar buzz and already won some awards at Sundance Film Festival.

It takes viewers through a day in the life of Oscar Grant – a young, unarmed Oakland man who was shot and killed by a BART officer on New Year’s Eve morning in 2009.

The entire incident was caught on cell phone video.

Officer Johannes Mehserle said he meant to pull the trigger on his Taser, but pulled out his gun instead.  Oakland erupted into riots after the officer was sentenced to just two years in prison.

At just 27-years old, Coogler hopes his directing debut will further the conversation about racial profiling.

Fruitvale Station will be released in theaters on Friday.

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