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Report: ESPN's O.J. Simpson documentary to premiere at Sundance Festival

Details about the long-awaited ESPN documentary on disgraced Buffalo Bills running back O.J. Simpson have emerged from Entertainment Weekly.

The magazine reported today that the entire seven and half hour documentary, “O.J.: Made in America,” will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, which runs from Jan. 21 to Jan. 31 in Park City, Utah.

According to EW, the entire film will be shown at Sundance over one day, with a lunch intermission, followed by an extended question and answer session.

The magazine quotes Trevor Groth, Sundance’s director of programming, as saying ESPN eventually plans to run the film over five nights.

Here’s a synopsis of the film, directed by Ezra Edelman, printed by EW: “This is the story of O.J. Simpson, one of the most polarizing people of the twentieth century, and the city in which he lived for much of his life, Los Angeles. The film explores Simpson’s rise and fall, centered around two of America’s greatest fixations – race and celebrity.”

ESPN has not announced its air dates.

apergament@buffnews.com

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