Up Series Club
The Up Series is an award-winning collection of documentary films that checks in on a collection of twenty British children once every seven years. The first movie was made of the kids at age seven (Seven Up!), and the most recent one covers the kids at 56. (56 Up)
The purpose of this club is to watch the entire series at a set of regular intervals.
Posts for this club should be tagged: upseries_club.
The 2nd film in director Michael Apted's Up Series revisits the same group of British-born children from Seven Up when they're now 14 years old.
“Why do we bring these children together? Because we want to catch a glimpse of England in the year 2000. The union leader and the business executive of the year 2000 are now seven years old. ‘Give me a child until he is seven, and I will give you the man.’” The 30-minute 1964 documentary Seven Up! profiles fourteen British seven-year-old boys and girls from across the class spectrum. It's the first documentary in the Up series, which continues to revisit the children (now adults) through the present day. Now, let's meet the kids! [more inside]
I have rashly made a club for watching the eight documentaries that make up the Up Series: Up Series Club. If you're interested in watching twenty British children from all walks of life grow up and (hopefully) fulfill their potential. Then this club is for you.
This talk post is for both planning viewing times and shamelessly promoting the club's existence.