Minding the Gap

Minding the Gap

WHERE TO FIND MINDING THE GAP

Location

Hilton Garden Inn

348 S. 13th. Street

Date & Time

Saturday, March 23rd

3:00 pm to 4:45 pm

Tags

Filmfort12+

ABOUT

Three young men bond across racial lines to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. Ten years later, while facing adult responsibilities, unsettling revelations force them to reckon with their fathers, their mothers, and each other

Directed by Bing Liu

Welcome to Rockford, Illinois, in the heart of Rust-Belt America, home to debut filmmaker Bing Liu. With over 12 years of footage, Bing discovers connections between two of his skateboarder friends’ volatile upbringings and the complexities of modern-day masculinity. As the film unfolds, Bing captures 23-year-old Zack’s tumultuous relationship with his girlfriend deteriorate after the birth of their son and 17-year-old Keire struggling with his racial identity as he faces new responsibilities following the death of his father. While navigating a difficult relationship between his camera and his friends, Bing weaves a story of generational forgiveness while exploring the precarious gap between childhood and adulthood.

GENRES:

Ambient + Heavy + Punk + Soul