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“Minding the Gap”

Monday, July 8, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Bing Liu’s debut film is coming-of-age documentary about three skateboarding friends in their industrial Midwest hometown. In attempting to understand why he and his friends all ran away from home when they were younger, Bing follows 23-year-old Zack as he becomes a father and 17-year-old Keire as he gets his first job. While navigating a complex relationship between his camera and his friends, Bing explores gaps between fathers and sons, discipline and abuse and, ultimately, between childhood and adulthood. The film was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at this year’s Academy Awards and was awarded a Peabody Award n April. Watch the trailer.

Presented in partnership with POV, the award-winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS.

Details

Date:
Monday, July 8
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.pbs.org/pov/mindingthegap/

Venue

Community Room – First Floor
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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Phone:
609-924-9529

Other

In-House Program Category
Film
Staff Contact
Kim Dorman, Susan Conlon
Setup Required
Yes
Summary
Bing Liu's debut film is coming-of-age documentary about three skateboarding friends in their industrial Midwest hometown. In attempting to understand why he and his friends all ran away from home when they were younger, Bing follows 23-year-old Zack as he becomes a father and 17-year-old Keire as he gets his first job. While navigating a complex relationship between his camera and his friends, Bing explores gaps between fathers and sons, discipline and abuse and, ultimately, between childhood and adulthood. The film was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at this year's Academy Awards.
Partners
with POV, the award-winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS.
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None
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Connections
Promotional Materials
Handbill (5.5 x 8.5)
Age Groups
Adult, Teens
Status of Post
P - Ready for M to Edit
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Adults