Minding the Gap


The Main 5 Fri, Apr 27, 2018 7:05 PM
The Main 5 Sat, Apr 28, 2018 4:35 PM
The Main 5 Tue, May 1, 2018 7:10 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:New American Visions
Spotlight: Chasms and Bridges
Documentary Award
Best of Fest
Culture & Society
Release Year:2018
Runtime:93 min
Festivals & Awards:Special Jury Prize Documentary - Sundance Film Festival
Print Source:CAA
Director:Bing Liu
Producer:Bing Liu
Diane Quon
Steve James
Gordon Quinn
Betsy Steinberg
Cinematographer:Bing Liu
Editor:Joshua Altman
Composer:Nathan Halpern
Chris Ruggiero


Special Guest Director Bing Liu Attending

MSPIFF Documentary Competition Award Winner!

In the Rust Belt, three young men grapple with oncoming adulthood and the differences between them. One of the men, filmmaker Bing Liu, captures thrilling footage of his friends Zack and Kiere while riding on his skateboard—a unique approach that brings us deeper into the trio’s world. The affable Zack learns that his girlfriend is pregnant and he must make the jump from boy to man. Kiere, still reeling from the death of his father, is looking for a job and considering his place as the youngest, and only African American, in the group.

All three young men in Minding the Gap have suffered abuse in some form, but as Liu peels the curtain back on the lives of his friends, as well as his own, they are forced to confront the divisions that rest beneath their bond.

Director Biography

Bing Liu Bing Liu began his career making DIY skateboarding videos. At 19, he moved to Chicago and earned his B.A. at the University of Illinois, and would go on to work on a film projects as a member of the International Cinematographer’s Guild. Minding the Gap is his first feature-length film.



"Minding the Gap starts out as one story, suggesting one set of character arcs, and then flows in unexpected directions without ever feeling haphazard or ill-considered." - Hollywood Reporter


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