Tony Walker and Michael Apted
signing autographs at IFC
(photo by T. Krever)
Every seven years rushing to the movie house to find out what happened next.
Then last time - 49 UP - we noticed there was a lot of gray hair in line. It was no longer a great series of documentaries. It was us.
And seven years after that, counting the days, rewatching 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49 during a week long marathon, getting in line almost as long as Les Miserable (but way more interesting), talking to two thirty-something, they were still just watching a documentary, but we were waiting to re-visit our heroes, peek into a mirror, see familiar touchstones of daily life in the fifth or sixth decade of life.
And, maybe even get an autograph after....
The UP Series at First Run Features
The Belated New Years