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Minding the Gap

This screening took place on
Friday, July 12, 2019 at 8:00pm
The Globe Theatre, Atlin, BC

Three young men bond together over 10 years of skateboarding and friendship to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship. Recommended for ages 12+

Nominated for 2019 Best Feature Documentary Oscar

"Minding the Gap Is an Extraordinary Feat of Filmmaking...

It’s a film that could easily be bleak, except for the beauty that Liu finds in his friends’ lives, in skating, and in Rockford itself, which looms out into the distance like a giant park to be explored. But he also documents a generation that’s more adept at introspection, more attuned to analyzing moments of trauma and how they shape us. The emotional intelligence Liu, Keire, and Zack demonstrate in their moments of self-analysis is what leaves Minding the Gap ending with something a lot like hope."

- Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic

  • Directed by Bing Liu
  • 2018, USA
  • 93 minutes
  • Parental Guidance Advised

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