Minding the Gap
Location: Redstone Theater
With Bing Liu in person
Dir. Bing Liu. 2018, 93 mins. DCP. This breakthrough film by first-time director Bing Liu is a coming-of-age saga about three skateboarding friends straining against the bounds of their Rust Belt hometown, struggling with difficult family histories, and navigating their evolving relationships with one another. Long a co-conspirator in their group schemes, Liu refashions himself along the way into a proper chronicler, training his camera on friends Keire and Zack as they grow from teenagers into grown men in their twenties, taking on jobs and raising families of their own. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship. Winner, Best Documentary, New York Film Critics Circle. Winner, Jury Prize in Breakthrough Filmmaking, 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Nominated for 7 Cinema Eye Honors.
“Astonishing… a rich, devastating essay on race, class and manhood in 21st-century America… this is, in every way, a gift.”—A. O. Scott, The New York Times
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