63 Up

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United Kingdom | 2019 | 144 minutes | Michael Apted

February 21 - March 5, 2020

Led by Emmy-nominated, DGA and BAFTA® award-winning director Michael Apted throughout the decades, this groundbreaking documentary anthology has now reached 63 Up, gaining further illuminating insight into its premise of asking whether or not our adult lives are pre-determined by our earliest influences and the social class in which we are raised.

The original Seven Up was broadcast as a one-off World in Action Special inspired by the founding editor Tim Hewat's passionate interest in the Jesuit saying, "Give me the child until he is seven, and I will give you the man," and his anger at what he saw as the rigidity of social class in England. Seven Up featured the children talking about their hopes and dreams for the future. As members of the generation who would be running the country by the year 2000, what did they think they would become?

Over six decades, the films have documented the group as they became adults and entered middle-age, dealing with everything life has thrown at them in between. Now, as the group reaches retirement age, the film is back to discover what they are doing.

  • Director: Michael Apted
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Year: 2019
  • Running Time: 144 minutes
  • Producer: Claire Lewis
  • Language: Englsih