In a darkened movie theater, little pools of light. Down-turned faces — intent, ghostly, separate. Not candles, but a vigil perhaps, nevertheless. A vigil lit by cellphones, a vigil for a crazy, needless death, a death made infamous by onlookers armed — and dangerous — with cellphones.
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The fallout from the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial drew attention to a small film called ‘Fruitvale Station,’ which explores events around the fatal shooting of unarmed 22-year-old Oscar Grant by a transit officer. We talked to audiences about the film. Look for stories like this in Sunday Metro in a feature that offers a fresh perspective on news.