In "Fruitvale Station," Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, wakes up on the morning of Dec. 31, 2008, and feels something in the air.
Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother, whose birthday falls on New Year's Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend Sophina and a better father to Tatiana, their beautiful four-year-old daughter.
Crossing paths with friends, family and strangers, Oscar starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easily. His resolve takes a tragic turn when BART officers shoot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year's Day.
Oscar's life and tragic death would shake the Bay Area - and the entire nation - to its very core.