November 12, 2013
Free Movie Fruitvale Station Nov. 22
Charlottesville, VA -Piedmont Virginia Community College's Student Art Club continues its popular Free Movie Friday series with the award-winning biographical drama Fruitvale Station on Friday, Nov. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Stage Theatre of the V. Earl Dickinson Building.Fruitvale Station follows the true story of Oscar Grant, a 22 year-old San Francisco Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of Dec. 31, 2008, and feels something in the air. He takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother, a better partner to his girlfriend and a better father to their four year-old daughter. As the day goes on, Grant realizes that changes aren't going to come easily. He crosses paths with friends, family and strangers. But it would be his final encounter of the day with police officers at the Fruitvale subway station that would shake the Bay Area to its very core and cause the nation to bear witness to the story of Oscar Grant.
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Fruitvale Station is director Ryan Coogler's first feature-length film. The film is rated R for violence, language and drug use.
The Dickinson Building is located at the south end of College Drive, and ample, free well-lit parking is located in front of the building. The Main Stage Theatre is wheelchair accessible. For more information, log on to www.pvcc.edu/performingarts or contact Beryl Solla, professor of art, at 434.961.5362 or firstname.lastname@example.org.