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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.

 

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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