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Minding the Gap
  • Country/Area of ProductionUSA
  • Language of DialogueEnglish
  • Runtime93 min
  • DirectorBing LIU
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerBing Liu, Diane Moy Quon

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.

Compiling over 12 years of footage shot in his hometown of Rockford, IL, in MINDING THE GAP Bing Liu searches for correlations between his skateboarder friends' turbulent upbringings and the complexities of modern-day masculinity.  While navigating a difficult relationship between his camera, his friends, and his own past, Bing ultimately weaves a story of generational forgiveness while exploring the precarious gap between childhood and adulthood.