Scorsese’s 1974 Doc About His Parents is Something to Be Thankful For

Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, you can be grateful for Martin Scorsese’s rarely seen film about his parents, Italianamerican. Watch it here.

Many people know that Martin Scorsese grew up in New York City’s Little Italy (on Elizabeth St., to be exact). Many people also know that he has cast his mother (and father) in several of his films. But even many hard-core Scorsese fans have never had the chance to see Italianamerican, the filmmaker’s 1974 documentary in which, for almost an hour, he sits around the apartment where he grew up and interviews his parents. It’s like a home movie/oral history project for school, except, you know, it’s directed by Martin Scorsese.

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