More than 20 years after the media spectacle of the “trial of the century,” O.J. Simpson continues to fascinate the public. In this expansive, ambitious and provocative project, Ezra Edelman revisits not only the murder of Simpson’s ex-wife and its infamous aftermath, but the story of O.J.’s entire life, before and after. Encompassing America’s complicated relationship to race, celebrity, crime and the media, his rags to-riches-to-infamy story becomes, at the same time, a study of the history of race relations in Los Angeles, with ripple effects felt across the country. Courtesy of ESPN Films.
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SHOW ORDER FOR O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA
Part 1: 10:00am-1:04pm
Intermission 1: ~30 min
Part 2: 1:35pm-4:39pm
Intermission 2: ~15 min
Part 3: 4:55pm-6:34pm
Q&A: 25 min
Director: Ezra Edelman
Producer: Ezra Edelman, Caroline Waterlow, Tamara Rosenberg, Nina Krstic, Erin Leyden, Deirdre Fenton, Connor Schell, Libby Geist
Cinematographer: Nick Higgins, Ronan Killeen
Editor: Ben Granato, Maya Mumma, Ben Sozanski
Music: Gary Lionelli