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Oscar®-Nominated Film Showcase: O.J.: Made in America
  • Date: Friday, February 24, 2017 - Saturday, February 25, 2017
  • Time: 4:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

The National Archives hosts the 13th annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.

O.J.: Made in America
Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow
(467 minutes, rated TV-MA)
Note: Due to the length of this film, there will be a 90-minute intermission at approximately 5:30pm

The turbulent relations between the races in Los Angeles throughout the 20th century had a huge impact on the life of football star O.J. Simpson. After his NFL career, Simpson became an actor, but it was his trial for the murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, that revealed his complex standing in the black and white communities.

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The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in partnership with the National Archives. This program is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation with the generous support of the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund. 

All public programs at the National Archives are free. Reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. Click here for more information on getting to the National Archives and parking.Live captioning will be available online and in the William G. McGowan Theater. If you require an alternative or additional accommodation for an event (such as a downloadable transcript or a sign language interpreter), please send an email to public.program@nara.gov or call 202-357-5000 in advance.