Minding the Gap

Compiling over 12 years of footage shot in his hometown of Rockford, IL, in MINDING THE GAP, 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.


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Wendy Ide Review - The Guardian

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“ It's the movie Liu was born to make, the one he had to get off his chest before he could move on in his filmmaking career.”


“ One of the most important American documentaries of the last decade.”

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Thursday 23 May
Deckchair Cinema

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Add to Calendar 7:30pm,
Monday 27 May
Deckchair Cinema

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Bing Liu



Running Time

93 minutes


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