(The Root) — Ryan Coogler’s first full-length film, Fruitvale Station, officially hit theaters today, but it has been the talk of the cinema world for weeks. The Sundance winner is based on the life of Oscar Grant, a young, unarmed black man who was shot to death by police in Oakland, Calif.
With the high-profile case of Trayvon Martin saturating news and culture, tons of buzz has been swirling about Fruitvale Station. On its opening day, it was definitely the talk of Twitter among those who have seen it, will see it or aren’t sure if they can see it. Check out what people are saying about the film below.
Fruitvale Station was such a good movie. I recommend everyone go see it.
— gypsy (@_vieboheme) July 26, 2013
Fruitvale Station gets two thumbs up. We must do more to advocate for men of color and marginalized people.
— Erik M. Hines, Ph.D. (@EHinesPhD) July 26, 2013
I want to go see Fruitvale Station, but I don’t feel like crying and being angry.
— Kim Kim (@KimberLynn_) July 26, 2013
Fruitvale Station made it on a whole page in Elle…that’s pretty major. http://t.co/wS9x1QjKsu
— Franky J (@ItsFrankyJ) July 26, 2013
I feel compelled to support ‘Fruitvale Station’ and see the movie this weekend – – but I don’t know if I can emotionally handle it.
— Ms Brown (@sixtwentyseven) July 26, 2013
#fruitvalestation is the best movie I’ve seen in a long time. In a very long time.
— Auburn, Gabby G (@CallMeAuburn) July 26, 2013
Aww man. Fruitvale Station put a lot in perspective.