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Watch Party: Minding the Gap

Leytonstone Loves Film

Two men are laughing, one is in the background holding a skateboard

Leytonstone Loves Film presents a series of Watch Parties where you can enjoy a film selected for you and join the conversation online whilst at home.

The first Watch Party is hosted by the Women Over Fifty Film Festival with festival founder and director Nuala O’Sullivan. Nuala set up 'Watchalongs' to help people stay more connected in these disconnected times. 

'Lots of us have got plenty of films that we can be watching just now – the choice is overwhelming sometimes - but one of the things that a lot of us are missing is that part after we’ve watched a film, when we talk to a friend about what we’ve just seen together. This gives us a chance to watch the same film “alone but together” at agreed date and time, and then chat about it together online afterwards.' - Nuala 

Join us in watching a coming-of-age story of three young American teenagers held together and broken apart by their love of skateboarding. Details on joining the first watch party on Thursday 7 May, can be found here

Keep an eye out for the next watch party on Tuesday 12 May programmed by Last Frame Film Club.

How to take part

Thursday 7 May,  7pm

After watching the feature film, 'Minding the Gap' and a short interview from the film’s producer Diane Quon, join us in an online conversation.

Join the conversation on Twitter, share your thoughts and insights on the film using the hashtag  #LLFwatchparty.

Click below to find out more details about how to take part and timings. 

Find out more

Minding the Gap

'Minding the Gap' is completely original coming-of-age story of three young American teenagers. It’s about love, violence, racism, poverty, abuse, and lives held together with and shattered by skateboarding. The film won a Special Jury Breakthrough Award at Sundance and was Oscar-nominated for Best Documentary Feature in 2018.

The film's producer, Diane Quon has screened two of her short films at Women Over Fifity Film Festival. Along with MINDING THE GAP, we’re screening two of Diane's short films which were shown at Women Over Fifity Film Festival in 2016 and 2019, as well as filmmaker interviews with Diane and the star of her doc CIRCLE OF IRIS, Susan Hatfield.


It is important to us that the films programmed for the Watch Parties are free to view and luckily 'Minding the Gap' is currently available on BBC iPlayer.