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Films with: Apted, Michael

49 up
In 1964 Michael Apted interviewed a group of seven year old children from diverse backgrounds from all over England, asking them about their lives and their dreams for the future. Every seven years, Apted has been back to talk to the same subjects. This disk examines their lives as they turn 49, revealing life-changing decisions and surprising developments.
DVD 2509
56 up
"The latest instalment of ITV's landmark documentary series returns to visit the people whose lives have been followed since they were just seven-years-old. The original '7 Up' was broadcast in 1964 as a one-off World in Action Special featuring children chosen from different backgrounds to talk about their hopes and dreams for the future. The series was inspired by World in Action founder editor Tim Hewat's interest in both the saying: "Give me the child until he is seven and I will show you the man," and the rigid class system of 1960s Britain. 7 Up set out to discover whether or not the children's lives were pre-determined by their background. Director Michael Apted, who has since moved to Hollywood to direct films including 'The World Is Not Enough', 'The Chronicles of Narnia' and 'Gorillas in the Mist', has returned every seven years to chart the children's progress through life."--itv.com. Now they are 56 years old.
DVD 9598
Amazing grace
A dramatization of the life of the human rights activist, cultural reformer and member of Parliament, William Wilberforce who sustained a twenty-year fight in 19th century England, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade. Wilberforce encountered intense opposition from members of Parliament but his minister John Newton, a reformed slave ship captain who penned the hymn "Amazing Grace" urged him to see the cause through.
DVD 5822
Coal miner's daughter
The story of Loretta Lynn, who rose from the poverty-stricken Appalachian area to become one of the biggest country singers of all time.
DVD 7537
Continental Divide
An investigative reporter from Chicago is sent to the Rockies to seek out and interview a journalist-hating ornithologist.
DVD 11868
Gorillas in the mist the story of Dian Fossey /
DVD 947
Incident at Oglala the Leonard Peltier story /
Examines the 1975 incident where armed FBI agents illegally entered the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, resulting in the deaths of a Native American and two FBI agents. Explores the controversy and potential abuse of justice surrounding the case of Leonard Peltier, who was the sole person in the incident convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.
DVD 5053
Inspirations
A 100-minute exploration of the creative process which starts with the essential question "how do artists get ideas?" and continues into the fascinating world inhabited by seven artists.
DVD 1365
Me & Isaac Newton
Reveals the motivations of some of the most distinguished scientists of our time, from ages 33 to 81. From their earliest scientific questions in childhood to their most personal ponderings, these scientists reveal their histories and professional obligations to affect the world.
DVD 2678
Rome.
Four hundred years after the founding of the Republic, Rome is the wealthiest city in the world, a cosmopolitan metropolis of one million people, epicenter of a sprawling empire. The Republic was founded on principles of shared power and fierce personal competition, never allowing one man to seize absolute control. But now, those foundations are crumbling, eaten away by corruption and excess. After eight years of war, soldiers Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo unwittingly become entwined in the historical events of ancient Rome.
DVD 4659
Short.
A collection of six short, award-winning films and excerpts from three others plus miscellaneous filmwork.
DVD 2351
Thunderheart
A young, part-Sioux FBI agent is sent to solve a murder on an Indian reservation. There he meets the irreverent local sheriff and the tribe's religious leader, who helps the agent begin to understand his lost heritage. Gradually, he comes to believe that the U.S. government has framed an innocent man, but finds that he and those around him are thrown into danger because of his suspicions.
DVD 5052
Up series
In 1964 Michael Apted interviewed a group of seven year old children from diverse backgrounds from all over England, asking them about their lives and their dreams for the future. Every seven years, Apted has been back to talk to the same subjects.
DVD 3291