["Fruitvale,"](http://colorlines.com/archives/2013/01/ryan_coogler.html) written and directed by first-time filmmaker Ryan Coogler [will be released on October 18th.](http://www.imdb.com/news/ni48306898/) The Sundance grand jury prize for dramatic film winner depicts the final 24 hours in the life of Oscar Grant–the 22-year-old Oakland, Calif., resident shot by police at the Fruitvale subway stop in 2009. The Weinstein Company acquired the distribution rights for the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, and South Africa; and worldwide international sales rights for "Fruitvale." [Deadline Hollywood ](http://www.deadline.com/2013/01/fruitvale-sundance-film-festival-dea-weinstein/)reports The Weinstein Company agreed to "a commitment for a big theatrical release.
Oscar Grant Film ‘Fruitvale’ Gets Official Release Date
By Jorge Rivas Mar 18, 2013