Marcia Clark and Ron Howard hosted a private cocktail party to celebrate the release of OJ: Made in America at L.A.’s uber-exclusive Chateau Marmont. The event featured specialty drinks and delectable hors d’oeuvres and appearances from a who’s who of celebrities involved in the landmark 90’s court case.
Through the prism of race, media, violence, celebrity and the criminal justice system, the film explores the heavy influence American culture had on Simpson’s life and the polarizing effect his trial had on the country. The case rocked the nation and L.A. in particular. Simpson was a star at USC before he became an international icon as a professional football player. Decades later, we’re still talking about that fateful night and the ensuing trial.
Well-heeled onlookers and folks involved in the production of the docuseries chatted quietly in the comforts of the legendary hotel. The lighting was low, the conversations were hushed as folks mingled and got festive.
Director Ezra Edelman paired up with ESPN films to produce the film as part of the network’s 30 for 30 series. Through interviews and found footage, the film traces Simpson’s life and career before and after the most infamous trial in our country’s history.
Howard was seen bouncing around the room talking excitedly about future projects and the 30 for 30 series. His energy carried the evening and helped make the night a big success.