O J Made in America 2016 is an American documentary produced and directed by Ezra Edelman for ESPN Films and their 30 for 30 series, which has been released as a five-part miniseries and in theatrical format. The documentary explores two of America’s greatest fixations race and celebrity through the life of O. J. Simpson, from his emerging football career at the University of Southern California and why America fell in love with him, to being accused of murdering Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman, and his subsequent acquittal, and how he was convicted and imprisoned for another crime 13 years later.
O J Made in America premiered at the Sun-dance Film Festival on January 22, 2016, was released in theaters in New York City and Los Angeles in May 2016 and debuted on ABC on June 11, 2016, aired on ESPN. Through interviews, news footage, and archival audio and video, O.J. Made in America traces the life and career of O. J. Simpson, starting with his arrival at the University of Southern California as an emerging football superstar and ending with his incarceration in 2007 for robbery.The documentary has received widespread acclaim and won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 89th Academy Awards.
Development of a documentary based on Simpson for ESPN Films began in 2007, eventually leading to the hiring of Brett Morgen to create the film, June 17th, 1994, also part of the 30 for 30 series. Released in June 2010, June 17th, 1994 only uses archive footage from several noteworthy sporting events on June 17-1994, to chronicle the events of the police chase of O. J. Simpson. You are going to cover June 1994 to Oct. O.J.: Made in America premiered at the Sun-dance Film Festival on January 22, 2016, and was also screened at the Tribe-ca Film Festival on April 23, 2016, and the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto on April 29 and 30.
|Directed by:-||Ezra Edelman|
|Produced by:-||Ezra Edelman|
|Edited by:-||Bret Granato|
|Running time:-||467 minutes|