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Synopsis

First-time filmmaker Bing Liu’s documentary ​Minding the Gap is a coming-of-age saga of three skateboarding friends in their Rust Belt hometown hit hard by decades of recession. In his quest to understand why he and his friends all ran away from home when they were younger, Bing follows 23-year-old Zack as he becomes a father and 17-year-old Keire as he gets his first job. As the film 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. While navigating a complex relationship between his camera and his friends, Bing explores the gap between fathers and sons, between discipline and domestic abuse, and ultimately that precarious chasm between childhood and becoming an adult.

Director
Bing Liu
Wed, 21.11.2018
2:15 pm
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 4
061201
Subtitles: 
EST
Screening code: 061201
Mon, 26.11.2018
1:30 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 9
110701
Subtitles: 
EST
Screening code: 110701
Thu, 29.11.2018
2:00 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 9
140701
Subtitles: 
EST
Screening code: 140701
Film info
Country: United States
Year: 2018
Duration: 98 minutes
Language: English
Director: Bing Liu
Producers: Bing Liu, Diane Moy Quon
DOP: Bing Liu
Montage: Joshua Altman, Bing Liu
Composers: Nathan Halpern, Chris Ruggiero
Productions: ITVS, Kartemquin Films, P.O.V./American Documentary
Synopsis

First-time filmmaker Bing Liu’s documentary ​Minding the Gap is a coming-of-age saga of three skateboarding friends in their Rust Belt hometown hit hard by decades of recession. In his quest to understand why he and his friends all ran away from home when they were younger, Bing follows 23-year-old Zack as he becomes a father and 17-year-old Keire as he gets his first job. As the film 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. While navigating a complex relationship between his camera and his friends, Bing explores the gap between fathers and sons, between discipline and domestic abuse, and ultimately that precarious chasm between childhood and becoming an adult.

Director
Bing Liu