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OJ documentary focus of Lenten series
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BOUNTIFULBountiful Community Church is inviting residents to join in a discussion of race, celebrity, media and the criminal justice system. 

The church is starting a five week Lenten series of viewings and discussions of the Oscar-winning documentary “OJ: Made in America.” The viewings, which will be held Wednesday evenings now through April 5 at the church, will also include a simple soup supper starting at 6:30 p.m. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The documentary, a five-part miniseries which originally aired on ESPN, explores America’s obsession with race and celebrity through the lens of O.J. Simpson. It starts with his emerging football career at the University of Southern California, his pro career and rising celebrity, being accused of murdering Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman, and his subsequent acquittal, and how he was convicted and imprisoned for another crime 13 years later. 

The series premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. It later aired on ABC in June 16, then on ESPN. Earlier this year, it won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. 

Though the first segment of the documentary aired March 8, those who are interested in catching up with the group can watch the first segment online at espn.com. 

The church is located at 150 N. 400 East in Bountiful. For more information, call 801-295-9439. Everyone is welcome to take part in the event.

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