Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC 2017) ACMI, ESPN and AIDC Present

O.J.: Made in America

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“A masterpiece…compulsively entertaining”

New York Magazine

With an introduction by producer-director Ezra Edelman. 

It is the defining cultural tale of modern America – a saga of race, celebrity, media, violence and the criminal justice system. And two decades after its unforgettable climax, it continues to fascinate, polarise, and even, yes, develop new chapters.

O.J.: Made in America revisits – and redefines – it all. The domestic abuse. The police investigation. The white Bronco chase. The trial of the century. The motive, the blood, the glove. The verdict. The aftermath.

Drawing upon more than 70 interviews  – from long-time friends and colleagues of Simpson and those involved with the murder investigation to observers and commentators with distinct connections to the story – the documentary is an engrossing, compelling and unforgettable look at a tantalising saga. At the end of what seems like a search for the real truth about O.J. Simpson, what's revealed just as powerfully is a collection of indelible, unshakeable and haunting truths about America, and ourselves.

“The producers of ESPN’s 30 for 30, along with award-winning director Ezra Edelman, tell the story of one of the most polarizing people in American history, O.J. Simpson. They explore how Simpson's rise and fall was centred around two of America's greatest preoccupations — race and celebrity…The film parallels his incredible story with that of race in America, astutely examining the tragic way they intertwined”  – Sundance Institute

“Will surely prove the definitive record of one exceptional African-American’s spectacular rise and fall, a graphic illustration of how race, injustice and the pursuit of celebrity collided at the tail-end of the 20th century”  – Sight & Sound

This film runs for approximately 7.5 hours, and screens with two 15 minute intervals.

Winner of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Documentary