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Minding the Gap (15)

Keire smiling after an impressive skate drop from a shed.

Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

A coming-of-age saga, Bing Liu's Oscar-nominated documentary chronicles twelve years in Bing's recession-hit hometown of Illinois. In his quest to understand why so many of his peers in the skateboarding community ran away from home when they were younger, we follow 23-year-old Zack as he becomes a father and 17-year-old Keire as he gets his first job. As the story 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. As we watch the boys grow up before our eyes, we experience the joy, sacrifice, and hope in the gap between childhood and adulthood.

Tagged with: Cinema New releases

USA, 2018, Dir. Bing Liu, 93'

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