Acclaimed filmmaker Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Homicide: Life on the Street) returns to his hometown of Baltimore, the setting of his Diner, Avalon, Tin Men and Homicide. The result is Liberty Heights, a warmly funny, semi-autobiographical tale told with an uncompromising eye for period detail and an eye-filling scale that includes 4,000 extras.
The year is 1954, a season of dramatic social flux that Levinson explores through the eyes of a Jewish family, the Kurtzmans (Adrien Brody, Ben Foster, Joe Mantegna, Bebe Neuwirth). Friendship, romance, rock-n- roll, courage, racism, Cadillacs, Halloween (Should a nice Jewish boy dress up as Hitler?): the times are indeed changing. The Kurtzmans' and America will never be the same.