Director Brings Oscar Grant Back to Life

Director Brings Oscar Grant Back to Life

‘Fruitvale Station’’s Ryan Coogler on telling the tragic tale of the young man killed by a police officer in 2009

Kristin Braswell

by Kristin Braswell, July 08, 2013

Director Brings Oscar Grant Back to Life

Ryan Coogler

to that and advice to young filmmakers of color who find it particularly hard to break into the industry?

COOGLER:  Make projects that are you are personally passionate about, and other people will see that passion and believe in it too. Going to film festivals and seeing all of the established and up and coming filmmakers, the one thing I saw in common was that they were passionate about their work. I really look forward to whatever the future of cinema holds. I think it will be exciting and positive.

EBONY:  What projects are you working on next?

COOGLER: Right now, I'm focused on marketing this film. I'm trying to get as many people to see it as possible. Then, we'll see what's next.

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