Trailers: 49 Up, Curse of the Golden Flower, Little Children

49 up – Documentarian Michael Apted has been involved in this acclaimed series since it’s inception in 1964, interviewing a group of children, beginning at age 7, and then checking in with them every 7 years. Education, race, social class, gender roles, mental health: all issues of importance in 49 up. In June, I wrote a brief review after catching it at the Seattle International film festival. As all of the films in the Up series provide flashbacks, you don’t need to have seen the previous installments to get up to speed, but for the sake of an engrossing experience, you should, starting at 7 Up. “This series should be sealed in a time capsule. It is on my list of the 10 greatest films of all time, and is a noble use of the medium.” – Roger Ebert. Trailer

Curse of the Golden Flower – Directed by Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers). Chow Yun Fat returns with another contribution to the contemporary martial arts scene, while Gong Li hopefully lends something more intelligible than her latest role in Miami Vice. Trailer (scroll down)

Little Children – Featuring Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly, and Patrick Wilson. Based on the novel by Tom Perrotta. “Little Children centers on a handful of individuals whose lives intersect on the playgrounds, town pools and streets of their small community in surprising and potentially dangerous ways.” Sounds of the train spell impending dread. Official site (click on trailer)

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