Italianamerican

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Italianamerican
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Produced by Elaine Attias
Bert Lovitt
Saul Rubin
Written by Lawrence D. Cohen
Mardik Martin
Starring Catherine Scorsese
Charles Scorsese
Martin Scorsese (uncredited)
Cinematography Alec Hirschfeld
Edited by Bert Lovitt
Running time 49 mins
Country United States
Language English

For Italians and their descendents living in the United States, see Italian American.

Italianamerican is a 1974 documentary directed by Martin Scorsese and featuring Scorsese's parents, Catherine and Charles. The Scorseses talk about their experiences as Italian immigrants in New York among other things, while having dinner at their flat on Elizabeth Street. Scorsese's mother also instructs how to cook her meatballs, a recipe later featured in the credits of the film. Among the subjects discussed in the film are family, religion, their origins, Italian ancestors, life in Italy after the war and the hardships of poor Sicilian immigrants in America striving to make ends meet.

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