Ryan Coogler

The Industry’s Brightest Gather for SFFS Fall Celebration Panel News

The Industry’s Brightest Gather for SFFS Fall Celebration Panel

This past Thursday in San Francisco, the San Francisco Film Society held their inaugural Fall Celebration, honoring four films that look to be contenders come Oscar season: Nebraska, Fruitvale Station, Her, and The Square. Patrons gathered at elite social club The Battery to celebrate cinema and raise money for the Society. Filmmakers and actors from the films were in Read More
Mill Valley Film Festival: Day 10 and Closing Night Recap Film Festival

Mill Valley Film Festival: Day 10 and Closing Night Recap

On MVFF’s gigantic penultimate day, a quintet of some of the industry’s most exciting directors gathered for a meeting of the minds, the stars and directors of At Middleton and Beside Still Waters unveiled their respective films to packed houses, and the whole lot of them partied it up in the beautiful town of Tiburon, right down the Read More
Mill Valley Film Festival: Days 6-9 Recap Film Festival

Mill Valley Film Festival: Days 6-9 Recap

Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave, and the Unexpected Guest Of all the films in the exceedingly strong MVFF lineup, none have generated the momentum and near-universal acclaim of Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, based on the autobiography of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841. McQueen Read More
Fruitvale Station Movie

Fruitvale Station

On New Year’s Day 2009, Oscar Grant, a black 22-year-old Bay Area resident was pulled off a BART train and taken into custody by a police officer. Unarmed and defenseless, he was shot in the back and killed on the Fruitvale BART station train platform in front of dozens of passengers. The incident was captured Read More
Interview: Ryan Coogler of Fruitvale Station Interview

Interview: Ryan Coogler of Fruitvale Station

At 22 years old, Oscar Grant was shot and killed at the Fruitvale BART Station by an Oakland police officer on New Year’s Day 2009. The incident was captured on video and the unsettling footage subsequently went viral, making it a national news story. Despite the tragic, upsetting, and confounding nature of the shooting, Oscar’s Read More
Interview: Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer of Fruitvale Station Interview

Interview: Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer of Fruitvale Station

At 22 years old, Oscar Grant was shot and killed at the Fruitvale BART Station by an Oakland police officer on New Year’s Day 2009. The incident was captured on video and the unsettling footage subsequently went viral, making it a national news story. Despite the tragic, upsetting, and confounding nature of the shooting, Oscar’s Read More
Interview: Ahna O’Reilly of Fruitvale Station Interview

Interview: Ahna O’Reilly of Fruitvale Station

At 22 years old, Oscar Grant was shot and killed at the Fruitvale BART Station by an Oakland police officer on New Year’s Day 2009. The incident was captured on video and the unsettling footage subsequently went viral, making it a national news story. Despite the tragic, upsetting, and confounding nature of the shooting, Oscar’s Read More