56 Up at the PMA

56 Up

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
144 minutes

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  • Joyce C.

    too bad the storm cancelled this on us........next weekend??

    February 9, 2013

  • Brian

    Thanks for heads-up, Ann.

    I'm going to go ahead and postpone / cancel this. I can't make a showing on Sunday, but will see what the options are for next weekend.

    February 8, 2013

  • Will

    I might be back in, if this is still happening. Work got postponed for this weekend.

    February 8, 2013

  • Ann B

    TAKE NOTE OF PMA CLOSING ON SATURDAY. SEE MY COMMENT BELOW

    1 · February 8, 2013

  • Ann B

    PMA will be closed Sat dur to snow. But movie will be shown Sunday at 2, and again the following Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Go to: portlandmuseum.com for times.

    February 8, 2013

  • Will

    I do have to work in the morning but I should be able to make it. However,if I cannot make it down I will notify.

    February 3, 2013

  • Brian

    Hi folks
    I just noticed last night that Netflix now has the Up series available to stream (albeit individually, rather than as a series), so you have a chance to re-fresh yourselves with the subjects. I'll be watching 49 Up anyway...

    See you Saturday - I will aim to be in the lobby of the PMA around 1:45 or so.
    Brian

    February 3, 2013

  • Will

    I learned that I will be working 12-4pm. Sorry, I really was looking forward to this one. I will catch the next one.

    1 · January 22, 2013

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