Fruitvale Station (2013)

Not a huge fan of cell-phone graphics and I suppose in retrospect there might be a couple moments here too on-the-nose, but damn if this isn’t ultimately utterly beautiful and devastating in its execution. Naturalistic dialogue, excellent acting, and gorgeous handheld cinematography subtly portray Black beauty and heart poking their way through the cracks of white concrete (see the b-day dinner) only to be crushed mercilessly by the boot of racist law enforcement in a gut-wrenching final act.
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