Minding the Gap

Winner
Special Jury Prize ~ Documentary
Sundance Film Festival
Nominee
Grand Jury Prize ~ Documentary
Sundance Film Festival
Powerful and sensitive, and, at its best, utterly heart-wrenching.

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Minding the Gap

Compiling over 12 years of footage shot in his hometown of Rockford, IL, in MINDING THE GAP Bing Liu searches for correlations between his skateboarder friends' turbulent upbringings and the complexities of modern-day masculinity. As the film unfolds, Bing captures 23-year-old Zack's tumultuous relationship with his girlfriend deteriorate after the birth of their son and 17-year-old Keire struggling with his racial identity as he faces new responsibilities following the death of his father. While navigating a difficult relationship between his camera, his friends, and his own past, Bing ultimately weaves a story of generational forgiveness while exploring the precarious gap between childhood and adulthood.
Genre
Documentary, Sport
Runtime
93
Language
English
Director
Bing Liu
Awards:
Winner, Special Jury Prize ~ Documentary, Sundance Film Festival
Nominee, Grand Jury Prize ~ Documentary, Sundance Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW
Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice

Longitudinal in its ambitions, Liu’s film follows the lives of three close friends, all skaters in the depressed Rust Belt town of Rockford, Illinois. The trio have known each other since they were little kids. We see their early years in rough glimpses: attempting skate tricks, goofing around, ...

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