6th CUFF.Docs

Nov 28 - Dec 2, 2018

16th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 22-28, 2019
November 30: 9:45PM

details

Documentary / Coming of Age / Sport / First Feature

93 minutes

credits

Director
Bing Liu

Executive Producers
Gordon Quinn
Steve James
Betsy Steinberg

Producers
Bing Liu
Diane Quon

Cinematographer
Bing Liu

Official website:
https://www.mindingthegapfilm.com/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/MindingGapFilm

Instagram: 
https://www.instagram.com/bingliu89/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/MindingGapFilm

community

awards

Winner U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking, Sundance Film Festival 2018
Winner Top Audience Pick, HotDocs 2018
Winner Best Documentary Feature, Nashville Film Festival 2018
Winner Audience Award Best Documentary, Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018

sponsors

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Minding The Gap

United States, 2018 : Alberta Premiere
Nov. 30 9:45 PM
None

description

First-time filmmaker Bing Liu’s documentary MINDING THE GAP, winner of 32 festival awards since its World Premiere at Sundance, is a coming-of-age saga of three skateboarding friends in their Rust Belt hometown hit hard by decades of recession. To understand why he and his friends all ran away from home when they were younger, Bing follows 23-year-old Zack as he becomes a father and 17-year-old Keire as he gets his first job. As the film unfolds, Bing is thrust into the middle of Zack’s tumultuous relationship with his girlfriend and Keire’s inner struggles with racial identity and his deceased father. While navigating a complex relationship between his camera and his friends, Bing explores the gap between fathers and sons, discipline and domestic abuse, and that precarious chasm between childhood and becoming an adult.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Sundance Film Festival 2018
CPH:DOX 2018
RiverRun International Film Festival 2018
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018
Hot Docs 2018

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Bing Liu grew up making skateboarding videos with his friends. He began working in film while attaining a BA in literature from the University of Illinois. He is a member of the International Cinematographer’s Guild and is a segment director on America To Me, a Participant Media and Kartemquin Films produced mini-series directed by Steve James.

press for Minding The Gap

"MINDING THE GAP is about youthful escapism, personal expression, and the cold realization that you can't stay a kid forever. It's heartbreaking, raw, and true."
- Entertainment Weekly
"MINDING THE GAP is no ordinary entry in the genre... it exists because it’s the movie Liu was born to make."
- Variety