63 UP – Review by Jennifer Merin
63 UP is the latest chapter in the UP Series, filmmaker Michael Apted‘s monumental multi-episode documentary about fourteen British citizens, following their lives since 1963, when they were seven year old boys and girls living in very different circumstances in diverse regions of the United Kingdom, and chronicling their stories at seven-year intervals up to the present.
For those who’ve followed the entire UP Series, it’s a treat to catch up on their developments in 63 UP, in which Apted refers to the series as an exploration of the British class system, and asks all whether they think the original premise for the series — “give me a child at the age of seven and I’ll show you the man” — is true. Their responses — including their reactions to Brexit — are varied, authentic and provocative. Continue reading on CINEMA CITIZEN