Martin Scorsese interviews his parents, children of Italian immigrants in their apartment in Manhattan's Little Italy for this engaging short documentary. Fans of Scorsese's films will certainly recognize them, as they regularly played small parts in his films (Catherine Scorsese most
memorably as Joe Pesci's mother in 1989's GOODFELLAS). Along with its companion AMERICAN BOY (1978), ITALIANAMERICAN offers a look into the background of the director whose work contains large elements of autobiography. But even if you don't know or care about their famous son, you'll be charmed
by Mr. and Mrs. Scorsese.
The interview opens with Catherine and Charles sitting toget...