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“O.J.: Made in America” heads to Viceland

ESPN’s awards-favorite documentary O.J.: Made in America is heading to Viceland where it will premiere Jan. 1. Directed by Ezra Edelman, the doc has been shortlisted for the Best Documentary Feature at the upcoming Oscars. ...
December 22, 2016

ESPN’s awards-favorite documentary O.J.: Made in America is heading to Viceland where it will premiere Jan. 1.

Directed by Ezra Edelman, the doc has been shortlisted for the Best Documentary Feature at the upcoming Oscars. So far, the film has picked up hardware at the Independent Documentary AwardsGotham Independent Film Awards, and Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards.

The ESPN Films production covers the 1995 O.J. Simpson criminal trial for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her acquaintance Ron Goldman. It weaves the themes of race, domestic violence, celebrity culture, police brutality and the racial history of Los Angeles through the Simpson story across its nearly eight-hour run time.

The entire documentary airs on Jan 1. on Viceland, starting at 4 p.m. ET and concluding at midnight. Two intermissions are scheduled during the airing.

 

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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