Minding The Gap
2018, Bing Liu, USA, 93 min.
- Fri, Aug 31st 8:00pm
- Sat, Sep 1st 7:45pm
- Sun, Sep 2nd 5:15pm
- Mon, Sep 3rd 3:00pm
- Tue, Sep 4th 7:45pm
- Wed, Sep 5th 6:00pm
- Thu, Sep 6th 8:30pm
- Fri, Sep 7th 2:00pm
- Fri, Sep 7th 8:15pm
- Sat, Sep 8th 8:00pm
- Sun, Sep 9th 5:00pm
- Mon, Sep 10th 6:00pm
- Tue, Sep 11th 8:15pm
- Wed, Sep 12th 6:00pm
- Thu, Sep 13th 8:15pm
★★★★ "It’s one of the strongest achievements of the movie year." — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"One of the strongest American documentaries to play Chicago this year." — Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"Masterful, momentous...There are few perfect films and fewer that are pure." — Ray Pride, Newcity
Three boys, Zack, Keire, and Bing, come of age on the wrong side of the tracks in Rockford, Illinois, sharing experiences and secrets, but also seeking to forget the bad things that happen at home behind closed doors. Over a period of years, self-taught filmmaker Bing's deft and fluid camera tracks their hours of freedom at the skating park, shares their confidences, and creates a chronicle that addresses with remarkable intimacy the soaring exhilaration of being alive. The boys become young adults before our eyes, struggling with the bewildering new demands of manhood. Zack becomes a father, Keire loses his, and Bing begins to come to terms with the past. DCP digital. (BS)
Friday, 8/31 at 8:00 PM: Director Bing Liu, producer Diane Quon, and editor Joshua Altman are scheduled to appear for an audience discussion moderated by Filmspotting host Adam Kempenaar.
Saturday, 9/1 at 7:45 PM: Director Bing Liu, producer Diane Quon, UCAN Youth Development Coach Janay Brinkley, Communities in Schools' Student Support Manager Bryan Heidel, West Town Bikes' Program Manager Danni Limonez, and West Town Bikes' Program Coordinator/alum Andriana Vera are scheduled to appear for an audience discussion moderated by Joanie Lum of Fox 32 Chicago.
Sunday, 9/2 at 5:15 PM: Director Bing Liu, producer Diane Quon, Communities in Schools' Health Partner Specialist Kaniya Samm, Free Spirit Media's Youth Media Educator Hayward Suggs, Sharday Hamilton (The Night Ministry), and Jane Kim (KAN-WIN) are scheduled to appear for an audience discussion moderated by Dr. Seeba Anam, MD and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago.
Wednesday, 9/5 at 6:00 PM: Director Bing Liu is scheduled to appear for an audience discussion moderated by Kate Walz - Interim Vice President of Advocacy, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.
Saturday, 9/8 at 8:00 PM: Director Bing Liu is scheduled to appear for an audience discussion moderated by New City film critic Ray Pride.
Sunday, 9/9 at 5:00 PM: Director Bing Liu and executive producer Gordon Quinn are scheduled to appear for an audience discussion moderated by HollywoodChicago.com film critic Patrick McDonald.