Friday, January 3 | 5:30 pm
The latest installment of the groundbreaking, award-winning documentary series from director Michael Apted returns to visit the people whose lives have been followed since they were seven. Featuring more of the original line-up than ever before, 63 Up recounts what has happened to the group over the last seven years and what life has thrown at them as they enter their 60s.
Those who have devotedly followed Apted’s one-of-a-kind British film series for the past several decades anticipate with great warmth—and more than a little poignant anxiety—returning every seven years to the lives of Tony; Nicholas; Suzy; Symon and Paul; Jackie, Sue, and Lynn; Andrew and John; Neil and Peter; and Bruce. Charting their growth has constituted one of the most rewarding documentary projects of all time, an ongoing inquiry into economic determination and the elusive search for happiness. In the rich, searching, and entertaining latest installment, they are more introspective than ever at age 63, coming to terms with death and illness, the disappointments of a fractured England, and uneasy prospects for their children and grandchildren’s futures. But they also remain, to a person, witty, optimistic, and delightful company.
Director Michael Apted | 2019 | In English | 138 minutes | NR | DCP