Presented by Slung Low, the premiere of new short film…
Minding the Gap
1 Mar 2020 3pm
With Welcome Skate Store
Part of New Indies & Special Events
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.
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.
Accompanying the feature will be a selection of local skate films, from Leeds' Welcome Skate Store.
“AN UNFORGETTABLE FILM EXPERIENCE THAT WILL KNOCK THE WIND OUT OF YOU” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ROLLING STONE
“A PROFOUND STUDY OF YOUTH, ADULTHOOD AND THE SPACE IN BETWEEN.” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ LITTLE WHITE LIES
“JOYOUS, POIGNANT... A REMARKABLE COMING-OF-AGE DOCUMENTARY” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ THE OBERSVER
Director: Bing Liu
Starring: Kiere Johnson, Bing Liu, Zack Mulligan
US, 2018, 93mins, Cert.15
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