…the series shows the gradual inner development of empathy and sympathy—on the part of its participants and on the part of its maker. It demands the same enlarging sympathy from its audience. It’s strenuous viewing. It insists that we care, deeply, as we watch Apted and his subjects grow up, and as we follow them down.
- Rebecca Mead on “56 Up,” the latest installment of Michael Apted’s landmark “7 Up” documentary series. Continue reading: http://nyr.kr/WAVFxT
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