TCDP TOP PICK | "56 Up" at the Lagoon Cinema

02/08/2013 (All day) - 02/14/2013 (All day)

TCDP TOP PICK: Roger Ebert regards Michael Apted's Up series, collectively, as one of the ten greatest films ever made. For five decades now, audiences around the world have been captivated and moved by this documentary series, which revisits a group of Britons every seven years. The series began when they were children of seven; they are now 56. 56 Up, the latest installment in this uniquely compelling series, opens at the Lagoon Cinema on February 8. - Jay Gabler

"Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man." Starting in 1964 withSeven 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 age 56 more life-changing decisions and surprising developments are revealed. Success and disappointment, marriage and childbirth, 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 self-determination. An extraordinary look at the structure of life in the 20th century, the UPseries is, according to critic Roger Ebert, "an inspired, almost noble use of the film medium. Apted penetrates to the central mystery of life."

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