John Singleton TV Program
Film John Singleton TV Program Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas
Sep 17, 2019
  • 7PM
Running Time: 104min Directed By John Singleton

This sampling of Singleton’s television work features a masterful look at the role of race in the O.J. Simpson murder trial and a humanizing portrait of the rise and fall of disgraced track star Marion Jones.

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American Crime Story: The People vs O.J. Simpson “The Race Card”

With Courtney B. Vance, Sterling K. Brown, Sarah Paulson
2016, 53min


Masterfully directed by Singleton, this episode of the acclaimed miniseries follows the attorneys on both sides of the O.J. Simpson murder trial as they grapple with how to frame the explosive issue of race—and how to deal with a racist LAPD cop serving as a key witness for the prosecution. What plays out is a gripping, trenchant courtroom exposé that illuminates how, in many ways, the trial was a referendum on race relations and America’s broken criminal justice system.

30 For 30: Marion Jones “Press Pause”

2009, 51min


Singleton’s profile of Olympic track and field star Marion Jones—whose accomplishments were tarnished by her use of performance enhancing drugs and a subsequent prison sentence—is a sympathetic, humanizing look at the rise, fall, and redemption of a resilient athlete in the process of rebuilding her life as a WNBA player.