FREEZE FRAMES

IMMEDIATE FAMILY - A childless couple decides to adopt the baby that will soon be born to an unmarried teen-age girl and her boyfriend, and the four people find themselves in a complicated relationship that's simultaneously warm, awkward, and unpredictable. Sensitive performances and a restrained screenplay give the drama surprising strength at unexpected moments. But the story raises far more questions than it's prepared to answer about class distinctions and economic problems in American society. Directed by Jonathan Kaplan with his customary intelligence and wit. (Rated PG-13) MAKING `DO THE RIGHT THING' - The real ``Do the Right Thing'' is easily the most important film of 1989, and this ``making of'' documentary gives a vivid behind-the-scenes look at writer-director Spike Lee and the extraordinary production he put together. Conventionally but capably directed by St.-Clair Bourne. (Not rated) SIDEWALK STORIES - A silent movie for the '80s, drawing on Charlie Chaplin's great films for inspiration. Charles Lane, who wrote and directed the picture, plays a homeless artist who takes an apparently abandoned baby under his wing. As an experiment in filmmaking, the movie is too self-conscious and sentimental to be entirely successful. But it has a lot of heart, and the unexpectedly pungent ending makes a powerful comment on today's urban problems. (Rated R)

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