Fruitvale Station's Octavia Spencer standout performance
Fruitvale station features Octavia Spencer as the mother of Oscar Grant, whose death during an arrest by an Oakland Transit policeman sparked outrage similar to that surrounding Treyvon Martin.
Fruitvale Station sold out almost every performance this weekend. Critics consider it an Oscar contender. Octavia Spencer's presence helps. She won the Oscar in 2012 for The Help.