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56 Up


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56 Up

(Michael Apted, 2012)

Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

Fri, Apr 26, 2013 7 PMSat, Apr 27, 2013 7 PM

“Brilliant! The Up Series is on my list of the ten greatest films of all time.”
—Roger Ebert

“Give me the child when he is seven and I will give you the man.” Starting in 1964 with Seven Up, The Up Series has explored this Jesuit maxim and become one of the towering achievements in the history of documentary film. The original concept was to interview 14 children from diverse backgrounds from all over England, asking them about their lives and dreams for the future. Every seven years, renowned director Michael Apted (Coal Miner’s Daughter) has been back to talk to them, examining the progression of their lives. Life-changing decisions and surprising developments are revealed when we visit cab driver Tony, schoolmates Jackie, Lynn, and Susan, and the heart-breaking Neil, as they turn 56. (144 mins., DCP)c

Man with a Movie Camera

Be here Monday, September 14 as Alloy Orchestra takes the stage in our Film/Video Theater to accompany a restoration of Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera.


Join us Thursday, September 10 for a Next@Wex double bill featuring Tyondai Braxton and Clark, two innovators in the experimental electronica scene.