Saturday, February 9, 2 p.m.
I am a HUGE fan of the Up series and really looking forward to seeing the latest installment.
I will be in the lobby beforehand and briefly thereafter
“Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man.”
Starting in 1964 with Seven Up, the Up series has explored this Jesuit maxim. The original concept was to interview 14 children from diverse backgrounds from all over England, asking them about their lives and their dreams for the future. Every seven years, renowned director Michael Apted, a researcher for Seven Up, has been back to talk to them, examining the progression of their lives. From cab driver Tony to schoolmates Jackie, Lynn and Susan and the heart-breaking Neil, as they turn 56 more life-changing decisions and surprising developments are revealed.
“CRITIC’S PICK! Remarkable, poignant, fascinating. An analogous project in print or even still photographs wouldn’t be as powerful, because what gives the Up series its punch is not so much its longevity or the human spectacle it offers, but that these are moving images of touchingly vibrant lives at certain moments in time and space. The more you watch, the more the movies transform from mirrors into memory machines, ones that inevitably summon reflections of your own life.” --The New York Times
Directed by Michael Apted & Paul Almond, 2012