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'Fruitvale Station's' Ahna O'Reilly at The Variety Studio: Cannes Edition

In conversation with Variety’s Steve Gaydos at The Variety Studio: Cannes Edition at Chivas House, presented by Chivas Brothers and sponsored by HP, “Fruitvale Station” actress Ahna O’Reilly talks about her personal connection to the racially-charged film about the 2009 killing of Oscar Grant in Oakland.

“I’m from Palo Alto, so I was drawn also to the story,” she says. “But I remember when it happened and I remember thinking why don’t more people — why aren’t we talking about this more?”

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