MINDING THE GAP
Dir. Bing Liu | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2018 | 98 min.
Discussion to follow with film subject Keire Johnson
Welcome to Rockford, Illinois, the heart of the post-industrial rust belt of America. More importantly, welcome to the work of Bing Liu, an electrifying new voice in documentary filmmaking. At 24, he returns home, camera in hand, and reconnects with his friends Zack and Keire. The three have been skateboarding together since childhood, but unexpected revelations threaten to crash their long friendship. What emerges is an insider’s story that defies preconceptions of the skateboarder as mindless slacker, and of modern-day masculinity.
Winner of the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking at Sundance 2018
Saturday, March 17, 5:15 p.m. - Chilmark Community Center
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