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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

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