Minding the Gap
DIRECTOR: BING LIU
Bing Liu in person to introduce and for a Q&A following these screenings, moderated by Joe Neumaier on Saturday and Sunday:
Friday, August 17 at 7:00pm
Saturday, August 18 at 5:30pm and 8:00pm
Sunday, August 19 at 1:00pm
Minding the Gap boldly collides 12 years of fast-paced, gravity-defying cinematography with intimate, patient verite from the deceivingly quotidian lives of three young skateboarders in Rockford, Illinois—23-year old new father, Zack; jobless teenager Keire; and Bing Liu, the film’s director. As each subject strives to become a better man over the years, they must overcome the realities of race, class, abuse, and relationships with mothers in their lives. This intuitively made and deeply felt observational documentary is a showcase of physical fearlessness and emotional bravery that wowed in its Sundance debut.
A Hulu release.