Il Villaggio di Millbrook
Two years in the making, “Il Villaggio di Millbrook” (“The Village of Millbrook”) is a beautifully filmed, sensitive documentary about immigration and assimilation in small-town America. The film interweaves historical photos with 15 moving and sometimes amusing interviews. It combines memory and nostalgia, and conveys a sense of the fabric of the community that united these Italian immigrants in the New World, as they adapted to this small village in upstate New York. “Il Villaggio di Millbrook” shows us that in this small town, assimilation was a product of hard work, close families, and a desire for community.