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This extraordinary debut from documentarian Bing Liu weaves a story of skateboarding, friendship, and fathers and sons into a coming-of-age journey of courageous vulnerability. Over the course of several years and with his camera always at the ready, Liu records the rocky paths into adulthood of Keire and Zack, two friends from his own skateboarding community in Rockford, Illinois. As he does so, deeper parallels gradually emerge that ultimately draw the filmmaker into a heartrending confrontation with his own past. With an eye for images of exhilarating poetry and a keen emotional sensitivity, Minding the Gap is a powerfully cathartic portrait of fledgling lives forged in trauma and fighting to break free.
Director-Approved Special Edition Features
New high-definition digital master, approved by director Bing Liu
New audio commentary featuring Liu, Keire Johnson and Zack Mulligan
New conversation between Liu and Nina Bowgren
Outtake scenes with introductions by Liu
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: ENG
ORIGINAL YEAR: 2018
RUN TIME: 93 minutes