Liberty Heights

Directed by Barry Levinson

Woody Allen has Manhattan, Levinson has Baltimore, the setting of DINER, TIN MEN and AVALON. Liberty Heights is a neighbourhood there; in the 1950s it’s home to the Jewish Kurtzman family. Teenage sons Ben and Van and their father are all experiencing the realities of virulent racism and anti-Semitism as they venture into the worldof the gentiles – both black and white. An affectionate portrait of the troubled and promising 50’s America that in its challenging of stereotypesoffers the flip side of Happy Days.

128 minutes

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