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Join us for a FREE screening of the Academy Award nominated feature documentary, Minding The Gap before Oscar Sunday!

Free Event – RSVP Required

Suggested $5 donation at the door 


ABOUT THE FILM:

“An unforgettable film experience that will knock the wind out of you.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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.


EVENT DETAILS:

6:30PM – Film followed by Q&A with director and film subject Bing Liu (via Skype)

This film contains adult content not suitable for children under 16

Run time: 93 minutes
Director: Bing Liu
Producer: Diane Quon
Cast: Kiere Johnson, Bing Liu, Zack Mulligan
Minding The Gap
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An unforgettable film experience that will knock the wind out of you.

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Astonishing... a rich, devastating essay on race, class, and manhood in 21st-century America.

A.O. Scott, The New York Times

Extraordinary... Minding the Gap is an essay that never feels like an essay, an intelligent and compassionate grappling with some of the most painful issues presently haunting the body politic: toxic masculinity and domestic violence, economic depression and a deep, existential despair.

Justin Change, Los Angeles Times

An extraordinary feat of filmmaking... Liu's intimacy with his subjects becomes contagious, to the point where their small victories are thrilling and their failures feel devastating.

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