Minding the Gap


Scotiabank Theatre 3 Wed, May 2, 2018 8:15 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2 Thu, May 3, 2018 3:30 PM
CC/DS, ASL for intro/Q&A
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2 Sun, May 6, 2018 6:15 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2018
Program Category:World Showcase
Film Subjects:America
Children & Youth
Families & Family Stories
Labour & Working People
By Program - Sort:Closed Captions & Full Subtitles
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Bing Liu
Producer(s):Diane Quon
Executive Producer(s):Gordon Quinn
Steve James
Betsy Steinberg
Sally Jo Fifier
Justine Nagan
Chris White
Editor(s):Joshua Altman
Cinematography:Bing Liu
Composer:Nathan Halpern
Chris Ruggiero
Sound:James LeBrecht


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For three young men growing up in in Illinois, adulthood and the responsibilities that come with it are quickly approaching. After the carefree summers of their adolescence spent skateboarding around Rockford, the stressors of fatherhood, money, racial tensions, domestic abuse and more start to threaten their decade-long friendship. Filmmaker Bing Liu returns home to reconnect with his two friends, bringing with him footage shot over the course of the last 10 years. Through this personal footage and present-day interviews, Minding the Gap offers a vulnerable and powerfully honest look at the many struggles of growing up and the difficulties of moving forward from heavy pasts into uncertain futures. Gabor Pertic

Additional Information

POV - "A talent to watch."

NOW - "Ten of the buzziest festival films coming to Hot Docs."

IDA - "20 IDA-supported Films Screening at Hot Docs."

NOW - 5 Stars, "Expansive in scope and personal in execution."