Season sampler Highlights of Baltimore's fall arts and entertainment calendar are diverse Movies


Four movie openings tomorrow officially begin the fall film season. Coming weeks will bring many more. We hope most will find their audiences. Here are some movies showing particular promise:

* "Postcards From the Edge" is about a young woman who spends time in a drug rehabilitation center. Carrie Fisher wrote the script from her own novel, and Mike Nichols directed this comedy drama. Meryl Streep plays the daughter, Shirley MacLaine is the mother, and Hollywood is their home. "Postcards From the Edge" opens tomorrow.

* "Metropolitan," written and directed by Whit Stillman, who has never done a film before, is a comedy about a group of young people who live on New York's Upper East Side whose lives are a series of never-ending deb parties. "Metropolitan" opens tomorrow.

* "GoodFellas," the much-awaited film by Martin Scorsese, is based on the book, "Wiseguy" by Nicholas Pileggi. Ray Liotta is James Conway, who as a boy wanted nothing more than to be associated with the mob. Robert De Niro is one of the sub-chieftains Conway serves in this film that remembers "the good old days." It opens Sept. 21.

* "Avalon" is Barry Levinson's autobiographical saga that covers three generations of an American family, from immigrants on. Levinson, a former Baltimorean, filmed the movie in Baltimore. Aidan Quinn and Elizabeth Perkins are in the cast. It opens Oct. 5.

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