63 Up

Film Info
Section:Valley of the Docs
Big Night
Country:UK
Year:2019
Running Time:138 min.
Language:English
Director:Michael Apted
Producer:Claire Lewis
Cort Kristense
Cinematographer:George Jesse Turner
Ross Pimlott
Shana Hagan
David Rose
Steve Horrocks
Bernard Kelly
Vince Martin
Owen Scurfield
Editor:Kim Horton

Description


TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL APTED: Michael Apted’s evolving masterwork, the Up series which has now reached 63 Up, is unique in the annals of cinema and cultural history. 7 Up was created for British television in 1964, intended as a program that looked at education in the class system in England. Apted has revisited the group of young people he documented at that time every seven years—with varying degrees of cooperation as these kids grew up. The stories are extraordinary and chronicle not just the British class system but many of our prejudices and preconceptions. Remember the little boy who wanted to be a jockey? And the one who knew exactly what university he would be going to from the age of 7? The one who became a filmmaker and refused to continue in the project. The one who became homeless. Here is the ninth in the series.

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