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Monday, October 27 • 6:30pm - 9:15pm
ONCE UPON A CRIME: The Borrelli - Davis Conspiracy

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(USA) RT:108min

Director: Sheldon Wilson (in attendance) 

Seven years ago director Sheldon Wilson set out to tell a story involving crooked cops, a mafia godfather, murder, a public poisoning, Elvis Presley, prison gang leaders and a cocaine-addicted newspaper editor who printed it all. As it turns out, this was just the beginning. This film follows the extraordinary story of two innocent men whose lives are torn apart solely because of their race. Mike Borrelli, an Italian-American NYPD detective and his partner Bob Davis, one of the first African-American detectives in New York, are convicted of first-degree murder. But Borrelli and Davis are innocent. Law enforcement agents know it too, but they are hell bent to connect the murder to the mafia. Incredibly, they give the real killer immunity and place him into witness protection in exchange for his false testimony against the two officers. This incredibly moving story is a testament to their courage and a friendship that has spanned over 50 years.


Also In Attendance: Steve London (Producer/Composer)
     Marie-Lou Gingras (Editor/Associate Producer)

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Marie-Lou Gingras

editor Once Upon A Crime: The Borrelli – Davis Conspiracy
Before embarking on a career as a film editor, Marie-Lou studied graphic design for six years in Montreal then went on to work as a web and graphic designer. A life long passion for filmmaking eventually lead Marie-Lou to the film program at the Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver where... Read More →
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Sheldon Wilson

Writer - Director

Monday October 27, 2014 6:30pm - 9:15pm CDT
IMAX Theatre

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