Directed by Michael Apted and Paul Almond. “Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man.” This Jesuit maxim is the basis for the eight-part (and ongoing) “Up” series that began in 1964 when 14 British schoolchildren from all walks of life were interviewed on film about their hopes and dreams. Every seven years since then, filmmaker Michael Apted has made a follow-up documentary on his subjects, tracing the trajectories of their very different lives while incorporating footage from his earlier films. Now the “kids” are 56. “An inspired, almost noble use of the film medium...Penetrates to the central mystery of life.” -Roger Ebert. Cleveland premiere.
Britain, 2012, color/b&w, video, 144 min.
Admission is $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, and students $7; or one CMA Film Series voucher. Vouchers, in books of ten, can be purchased at the Ticket Center for $70 (CMA members $60).