Documentary Film: 56 Up
04/27/2013, 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
$8/$6 Brooks members and students with valid i.d., free with VIP Film Pass. map
In 1964, acclaimed British
filmmaker Michael Apted began his career as a researcher on a new experimental
series for Granada TV called Seven UP, which explored the Jesuit maxim “Give me
the child until he is seven and I will give you the man.” The original concept
was to interview fourteen children from diverse socio-economic backgrounds from
all over England, to see whether a class system was in place. By asking the
children about their lives and their dreams for the future, differences in
attitudes and opportunity were witnessed.
For almost a half century, Apted has interviewed the original group every seven
years, examining the progression of their lives. Now they are 56. From cab
driver Tony, to schoolmates Jackie, Lynn and Susan and the iconoclast Neil, the
present age brings more life-changing decisions and surprising developments.
From success and disappointment, marriage and childbirth, to poverty and
illness, nearly every facet of life is discussed with the group, as they assess
whether their lives have ultimately been ruled by circumstance or
| 2012 | 144 minutes
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