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“Fruitvale,” written and directed by first-time filmmaker Ryan Coogler will be released on October 18th.

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 reports The Weinstein Company agreed to “a commitment for a big theatrical release.