Film Premiere of Italian American Documentary About the North End Through the Years

by Matt Conti

People packed into St. Stephen's Church on Hanover Street for the screening.

People packed into St. Stephen’s Church on Hanover Street for the screening.

Boston’s North End: An Italian American Story had its neighborhood premiere recently on Hanover Street at St. Stephen’s Church. The documentary film chronicles the North End from the immigration era to modern times.

This is the first feature length, high definition film to chronicle the vibrant Italian American community that has called the North End of Boston home for well over 100 years.

“Boston’s North End: An Italian American Story”is based on historical records and interviews with Italian American North Enders and their descendants, ranging in age from 7 to 94, from around the Boston area. It also features original music written especially for the film, home videos, and many photographs. Highlights include early political struggles, former World Welterweight Boxing Champion Tony DeMarco, and Stephen Puleo, author of “The Boston Italians.”

A little about Boston’s North End:

Filmed between 2009 and 2016

Captured in HD, Digital Format

Features Original Musical Score

Total Cost of the Movie was more than $70,000

Individual contributions to support the film ranged from $10 to $10,000

DVDs are available for sale at the North End Historical Society website,

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