O.J.: Made in America is the crowning achievement of ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentaries. Director Ezra Edelman’s five-part, seven-and-a-half hour film is an imposing masterpiece, one which delves into the details of the O.J. Simpson murder trial while also exploring the history of race in America in the 20th century. Each part exists as its own fascinating sub-story in the tragic whole. Edelman begins way back into Simpson’s college football career, laying a foundation of celebrity and racial passing that becomes key to understanding the man, his place in the world, and why he likely killed his wife and her friend and subsequently got away with their murder.
In short, O.J.: Made in America is the best documentary of 2016, and one of the best and most important movies of the year.
If you live in the New York City area, you’ll have a chance to see the entire film on the big screen followed by a Q & A with Edelman in person. Metrograph is hosting three weekend screenings of O.J.: Made in America on September 24, October 2, and October 16. Edelman will field questions about the movie at the end of each marathon show. Those at the screenings will receive light refreshments prior to the film and during two intermissions.
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