Undergraduate Media Alum Sev Ohanian co-produced


film to be featured in the

2013 Sundance Film Festival


1/19/2013 5:30 pm
The MARC, Park City

1/20/2013 8:30 am
Library Center Theatre, Park City

1/20/2013 9:30 pm
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Salt Lake City

1/23/2013 3:00 pm
Sundance Resort Screening Room, Sundance Resort

1/24/2013 6:30 pm
Eccles Theatre, Park City

1/25/2013 1:00 pm
Redstone Cinema 2, Park City

Various locations in Utah

U.S. Dramatic Competition

Presenting the world premieres of 16 narrative feature films, the Dramatic Competition offers a first look at groundbreaking new voices in American independent film.


2013, Ryan Coogler, 85 minutes, color, U.S.A., U.S. Dramatic

Oscar Grant was a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who loved his friends, was generous to strangers, and had a hard time telling the truth to the mother of his beautiful daughter. He was scared and courageous and charming and raw, and as human as the community he was part of. That community paid attention to him, shouted on his behalf, and filmed him with their cell phones when BART officers, who were strong, intimidated, and acting in the way they thought they were supposed to behave around people like Oscar, shot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year’s Day in 2009.

Director Ryan Coogler makes an extraordinary directorial debut with this soulful account of the real-life event that horrified the nation. Featuring radiant performances by Melonie Diaz and Michael B. Jordan as Grant, a young man whose eyes were an open window into his soul, Fruitvale offers a barometer reading on the state of humanity in American society today. - S. F.

Cast and Credits

Director: Ryan Coogler

Screenwriter: Ryan Coogler

Executive Producers: Michael Y. Chow, Lisa Kleiner Chanoff, John Kwok, Octavia Spencer

Producers: Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker

Coproducer: Sev Ohanian

Cinematographer: Rachel Morrison

Editors: Michael P. Shawver, Claudia S. Castello

Production Designer: Hannah Beachler

Principal Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Melonie Diaz, Ahna O'Reilly, Kevin Durand, Chad Michael Murray

Contact: Nina Yang Bongiovi / nina@significantproductions.com / (323) 512-7988

Still image courtesy of the Sundance Festival Organization.