Ryan Googler

An Interview with Ryan Coogler

What really happened to Oscar Grant?

Ryan Coogler, director of Fruitvale and winner of two 2012 SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants, talks with SFFS about the filmmaking process. Fruitvale will have its world premiere at Sundance 2013.

“In 2010, a jury cleared Mehserle or all charges save for involuntary manslaughter and sentenced him to two years in prison, minus time served. He was released on parole last year.

Many in Oakland’s African American community believed the punishment was insufficient, and the initially peaceful protests that followed the verdict devolved into a riot during which 80 people were arrested.” ~’Fruitvale,’ Oscar Grant Movie, To Premiere At Sundance (PHOTOS), Huffington Post – San Francisco. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/23/fruitvale-oscar-grant_n_2356484.html