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56 Up: Art Museum /Mama Santa's

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.

Britain, 2012

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


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.

6:30 MOVIE

Meet outside or inside the Morley Lecture Hall, Lower Level.


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:                 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.

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  • Jodie L.

    Sorry I couldn't make it. I had to work late. Looking forward to the next one.

    February 23, 2013

  • Lynda

    Thanks to all of you who joined me for this--I enjoyed myself!

    February 23, 2013

  • Jims

    This is a first. Apparently, a small group of people did not find the main group. We were waiting for you at Mama Santas. Glad you enjoyed it as everyone in the main group did also.

    February 23, 2013

    • Lynda

      The auditorium was packed, and while we waited outside the doors after the movie, I was asking random people if they were there for the meetup. Guess I asked the wrong ones :-(

      February 23, 2013

  • Susan

    Interesting movie and great time at Mama Santos

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • Karen

    Very interesting movie. As always, it was a good time and good discussion with everyone afterwards.

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • Jerry

    I enjoyed the art museum, movie and meeting Lucy, Paul and Tracy. I would have liked to meet more folks but maybe next time!

    February 22, 2013

  • Jan

    My first event with this group. I am /so/ looking forward to tonight. I plan to meet you all at 5:30. I'll be the one running around like a headless chicken trying to find

    February 22, 2013

  • Lois L.

    Would love to attend and meet everyone and enjoy! But, I have a prior commitment... Thanks and have a wonderful time!

    February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A great longitudinal study I had the luck to see results over the years....great idea.

    February 7, 2013

  • Susan

    Mama Santa's sounds good to me

    February 7, 2013

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