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There are few projects in the history of cinema as ambitious or accomplished as Michael Apted's "Up" series. Started in 1964, the concept at first was to capture the socio-economic condition and how it affected children, but it soon turned into a decades-spanning look at life itself. Every seven years, Apted returned with this cameras to visit with the subjects of "7 Up," resulting in a portrait unlike anything else, an insightful look into a group of Britons growing from childhood into adulthood. Though it already aired on U.K. television screens earlier this year, the latest chapter, "56 Up," is crossing the pond and with it comes a new trailer that more than adequately highlights what has made the series so unique over the years. And indeed for Apted, it's something that he treasures. “It was the first job I had and it's likely to be the last. It has been »

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