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By Satch the Man August 14, 2017

Italianamerican is a 1974 documentary, not even an hour long, wherein acclaimed director Martin Scorsese interviews his parents, Catherine (she played Tommy's mother in Goodfellas) and Charles (he played Henry's cellmate in the same film), forming an interesting time capsule of the Italian-American experience. Scorsese's parents relate detailed accounts of being Sicilian immigrants in New York City, their family lives, and "the old country" after the war. This is a very talking heads-ish doc with numerous still photos and a bit of footage interspersed in it. However, Catherine has a lot of personality, whereas Charles takes awhile to open up to the camera(s?). Oh, and Catherine shows us how to make meatballs, but if the viewer needs more info, a complete recipe is given at the end of the film's credits (!).

This is really necessary viewing for any fan of Scorsese's. It's available to watch at Youtube.

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