America's Last Little Italy: The Hill

America's Last Little Italy: The Hill

2020
71 minutes
Joseph Puleo

This documentary explores the deep historic roots of the Hill, St. Louis’ iconic Italian neighborhood. Italians who immigrated to St. Louis in search of the American Dream built a “Little Italy” in the city’s heart that still flourishes to this day. Similar neighborhoods in other urban areas have long ago lost their specifically Italian character, making the Hill the last of a dying breed. This is the first feature by Showcase alum Joseph Puleo, whose short “Top Son” won Best Comedy at the 2016 event.

With a Q&A with director Joseph Puleo.