Trial of the Century

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Recreating the Trial of the Century: O.J. Simpson

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Seven hours and forty-three minutes. That’s how long director Ezra Edelman managed to keep the audience at the initial screening of his latest documentary glued to their seats. “O.J.: Made in America” provides a look back at the famous double homicide trial surrounding American football star O.J. Simpson and the polarized state of the US at the time.

The question that Edelman poses to audiences was not whether the lovable O.J. Simpson killed his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend,  Ronald Goldman. Rather, he questions how the O.J. Simpson trial was part of a larger, tragic story regarding race and identity in America?  (more…)