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Jan 4, 2013 – Feb 3, 2013



IFC Center

323 6th Ave





Besides brief stints making films like Coal Miner's Daughter, Thunderheart, The World Is Not Enough and Sting: Bring on the Night, Michael Apted's career has revolved around a fascinating anthropological study he began working on in 1964 for Granada TV. Since dubbed the "Up Series," the project's origins were tied to the Jesuit maxim "Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man," and saw 14 seven-year-olds from various socio-economic backgrounds interviewed about their lives and dreams for the future. Over time, Apted has kept track of his subjects and every seven years documents their development. Marriage, divorce, homelessness, birth, unemployment, career advancement, and the very questioning of Apted's intentions have all figured into the project. Now at 56, the crew, a little grayer around the edges, is back again to reflect on life's journey. Apted weaves past footage with the present, so even if you aren't up on this extraordinary enterprise, you won't feel totally lost coming in at the end.

Mindy Bond, Flavorpill

Note: Special guest alert! Director Michael Apted and Tony Walker – one of the subjects of the project since its inception – are going to be in person for Q&As following the screenings on Friday, January 4 at 7:00pm, Saturday, January 5 at 3:55pm & 7:00pm and Sunday, January 6 at 3:55pm.