Minding the gap

Minding the gap
Bing Liu / 2018, USA, 93 min

A joyous, poignant film explores how skateboarding provides escape and identity for a teen film-maker and friends.

Compiling over 12 years of footage shot in his hometown of Rockford, IL, in the film, 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.

Schedule:

31 May
Multimedia Art Museum
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LANGUAGE: English
02 June
KARO 11 Oktyabr
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04 June
Documentary Film Center
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LANGUAGE: English
10 June
Documentary Film Center
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Bing Liu

Director, cinematographer USA