The Up Series is one of the most fascinating documentary subjects currently running. Beginning in 1964, the first documentary in the series, 7 Up, spoke to a wide cross-section of British children, all aged 7, about their lives; subsequently, a new documentary has revisited the same group every seven years, chronicling their lives as they’ve grown up, encountered obstacles, and generally made their way through life. With the latest entry in the series, 49 Up, having come in 2005, the time was ripe for another look at the subjects of the documentary, and now news of the next installment, titled 56 Up, has been released; the film will get a limited theatrical run in the US, following its television premiere in the UK in 2012. Directors Michael Apted and Paul Almond return to helm the project once again, and a trailer has now been released, which can be seen below.
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