17 July 2013 9:47 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The Sundance Audience Award winner, “Fruitvale Station,” opening in many markets this month, including Chicago this Friday, tells the story of the murder of Oscar Grant in the first hours of 2009. Killed after a fight on a Bart train on New Year’s Eve, writer/director Ryan Coogler’s film flashes back 24 hours to detail the final day of Grant’s life.

Played with emotional precision by the great Michael B. Jordan, Grant’s story is already connecting with audiences and will surely be one of the most talked about films of the season. Jordan and Coogler sat down with HollywoodChicago.com a few weeks ago to talk about the film, Hollywood’s fidelity to fact, Oscar’s family, and why Jordan is as on the cusp of worldwide fame as any young actor.

As the interview began, Coogler stepped out and Jordan and I were looking at the poster, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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