This is a film I just have to see, and I hope some others can join me.
"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.
2 hrs. 19 min.
Rotten Tomatoes: 100% fresh!
Parking: $6 for 31 min.-2 hours; $1 per 30 minutes thereafter... or park on street.
Museum admission: free
Film admission: $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over and students $7
5:30 PRE-MOVIE SNACK
The casual Provenance Café (not the restaurant) is in the museum, at the right past the museum store, if you need a quick bite after work.
Meet outside or inside the Morley Lecture Hall, Lower Level.
9:15 POST-MOVIE DISCUSSION
We'll drive to Little Italy for food/beverage at Mama Santa's. I believe they have a tiny parking lot, but street parking is more likely..
I think the best thing about this movie (and the entire series) is that it forces the viewer to think about their own lives. It's kind of an awakening experience. ~Austin Kennedy, Film Geek Central
It shows that life is what happens when you're busy making other plans. And how, in case we forget, every age can predict the next. ~Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
Here is an article published in the Jan. 7 edition of the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/07/booming/56-up-shows-generations-commitment-to-family.html?_r=0 While the film apparently focuses mainly on social class in Britain, the author of the piece points out that it says much about one of the best qualities of the generation of its subjects: their commitment to their families.
The $5.00 yearly fee (or $1.50 for one movie) goes toward charges incurred for using the MeetUp website. You can access PayPal (see link in left hand column) or pay your fee to the Organizer at the event.