Minding The Gap
Friday 3rd August
Three skateboarding buddies on the cusp of manhood face unexpected revelations and small town pressures
Liu’s debut is a coming-of-age story from recession-ravaged Rockford. Beginning as an ode to skateboarding, the film unfolds to explore the forces that push the boys together and apart. The revelation of Zach’s troubled relationship with his girlfriend leads Bing and Keire to their own family secrets. Liu’s focus becomes the gap between fathers and sons, between discipline and domestic abuse, and ultimately the chasm between childhood and becoming an adult.
Winner, Special Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival 2018 and 12 other awards
‘There has never been a more in-depth portrayal of late adolescent masculinity’
DIRECTOR: Bing Liu COUNTRY: USA LANGUAGE: English YEAR: 2018 RUN TIME 93 mins AUDIENCE: General