MINDING THE GAP
2018 | Documentary | USA | 93 min
Directed by Bing Liu
BING LIU IN-PERSON FOR Q&A!
Winner: 2018 Sundance Special Jury Award - Breakthrough Filmmaking, US Documentary
“Visually impressive and emotionally rich…a heady mix.”-- Jason Gorber, Point of View Magazine
“This is personal storytelling writ large…such emotional precision makes for a truly moving experience.”-- Stephen Saito, The Moveable Feast
Three boys, Zack, Keire, and Bing, come of age on the wrong side of the tracks in Rockford, Illinois, sharing experiences and secrets, but also seeking to forget the bad things that happen at home behind closed doors. Over a period of years, self-taught filmmaker Bing’s deft and fluid camera tracks their hours of freedom at the skating park, shares their confidences, and creates a chronicle that addresses with remarkable intimacy the soaring exhilaration being alive. The boys become young adults before our eyes, struggling with the bewildering new demands of manhood. Zack becomes a father, Keire loses his, and Bing begins to come to terms with the past. Special advance screening courtesy of Kartemquin Films. DCP digital. (BS)
Director Bing Liu will be present for audience discussion.