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Liberty Heights

jewish life baltimore, usa high school interracial relationship anti-semitism coming of age racism wasp semi autobiographical jewish family 1950s

Liberty Heights

Release Date: November 17, 1999

Year    :   1999
Slogan    :   «You're only young once, but you remember forever.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Baltimore Spring Creek Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures
Director    :   Barry Levinson
Producers    :   Ellen Chenoweth, Barry Levinson, Vincent Peranio, Paula Weinstein, Michael Haley, Patrick McCormick, Amy Solan
Writers    :   Barry Levinson
RunTime    :   127 mins.

This semi-autobiographical film by Barry Levinson follows various members of the Kurtzman clan, a Jewish family living in suburban Baltimore during the 1950s. As teenaged Ben completes high school, he falls for Sylvia, a black classmate, creating inevitable tensions. Meanwhile, Ben's brother, Van, attends college and becomes smitten with a mysterious woman while their father tries to maintain his burlesque business.

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