56 UpUK | 2012 | 139 min. | Not Rated | Documentary
Friday March 08, 2013
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
$10 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center
“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.
"Time has been neither kind nor cruel to the 13 men and women profiled in "56 UP." It has just been time, which is what this groundbreaking series is about."
--- Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"What ultimately is so compelling about 56 Up is the universality of the experiences. We were all once children. And we all will die. And in between, there is everything else."
--- Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Apted creates a graceful back-and-forth from the earlier films to the present, and the experience of seeing people who have lived so much on screen is quite profound."
--- John Anderson, Newsday
"These are moving images of touchingly vibrant lives at certain moments in time and space."
--- Manohla Dargis, New York Times