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The King v. Picariello and Lassandro investigates the real-life story
of Filumena “Florence” Lassandro and Emilio Picariello,
Italian immigrants who were convicted and hanged in 1923 for
the murder of an Alberta Provincial Police officer.
The King v. Picariello and Lassandro utilizes
conventions of the silent film and film noir to dramatize
the complex social circumstances and regional and national politics
of the time that lead to the quick and decisive conviction
of these two “foreigners”.


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THE KING V. PICARIELLO AND LASSANDRO
Gisele Amantea

Animation, Canada, 2007, 21 min,
b & w, English

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