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Barry Levinson made his reputation with Diner, an affectionate but unsentimental portrait of a group of 20-something Jewish men in his native Baltimore who haven’t quite made the transition to adulthood. In Tin Men, Levinson gave us a less flattering portrait of similar characters in middle age. And in Liberty Heights, Levinson takes on the themes implicit in the other two movies: Judaism and adolescence. The film follows a group of Jewish teenagers as they discover sex and shiksas in ’50s Baltimore. Maybe the shrinks-turned-film-critics of the Forum for the Psychoanalytic Study of Film (a member of which will be on hand after the screening to lead a discussion) can tell us why Levinson chooses nostalgia and schtick over bite in this one. They might also have an explanation for the film’s rather unflattering depiction of Jewish familial life: unresolved Oedipal conflicts? Oedipus schmoedipus, so long as he loves his mother. Liberty Heights screens at 7:30 p.m. at the District of Columbia Jewish Community Center’s Goldman Theater, 1529 16th St. NW. $7.50. (202) 777-3248. (Eli Muller)