In one of documentary cinema's more remarkable enterprises, "49 Up" makes its U.S. broadcast premiere on PBS' "P.O.V." series on Tuesday, October 9 at 9 PM (check local listings) as the seventh in a series of films that has profiled a group of English children every seven years, beginning in 1964. Renowned director Michael Apted (Coal Miner's Daughter, Gorky Park, Gorillas in the Mist) has doggedly pursued the series as the children have grown into adults, navigating the divide between childhood dreams and adult realities. "49 Up" revisits questions of love, marriage, career, class and prejudice — discovering unexpected turns in individual lives and surprising views of the Up film series itself.
Find out more about this film at http://www.pbs.org/pov/49up
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"THE UP SERIES is on my list of the ten greatest films of all time."
-- Roger Ebert
"One of the most remarkable experiments in the history of cinema."
-- A.O. Scott, The New York Times
"Grade: A. '49 Up' is a precious document, and must viewing..."
-- Entertainment Weekly
"One of the supreme creations of documentary filmmaking. Riveting."
"Moving and ambitious in scale like nothing else in cinema."
-- The Village Voice