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Minding the Gap 爱与痛的裂痕
Director:Bing Liu
Producer:Kartemquin Films
Country / Region:USA
Particular year:2018
Length of time:98 min

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First-time filmmaker Bing Liu's documentary Minding the Gap is a coming-of-age saga of three skateboarding friends in their Rust Belt hometown hit hard by decades of recession. In his quest 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. As the film unfolds, Bing is thrust into the middle of Zack's tumultuous relationship with his girlfriend and Keire's inner struggles with racial identity and his deceased father. While navigating a complex relationship between his camera and his friends, Bing explores the gap between fathers and sons, between discipline and domestic abuse, and ultimately that precarious chasm between childhood and becoming an adult.



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Bing is a 29-year-old Chicago-based filmmaker whoVariety Magazine listed as one of 10 documentarians to watch. His 2018critically acclaimed documentary Minding the Gap has earned over 35award recognitions since its premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, whereit took home the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking. He directedthree storylines on America to Me, a 10-hour documentary series fromSteve James that examines racial inequities in the U.S. education systemproduced by Participant Media and airing on Starz. Bing is a member of theDirectors Guild of America and was a member of the InternationalCinematographers Guild for seven years. Bing is a 2017 Film Independent Fellowand Garrett Scott Development Grant recipient and graduated magna cum laudewith a B.A. in Literature from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2011.


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DIRECTEDBY BING LIU

PRODUCEDBY DIANE QUON, BING LIU

EDITED BYJOSHUA ALTMAN, BING LIU

FEATURINGKEIRE JOHNSON, ZACK MULLIGAN, NINA BOWGREN, KENT ABERNATHY, MENGYUE BOLEN, BINGLIU

ORIGINALMUSIC BY NATHAN HALPERN, CHRIS RUGGIERO

CINEMATOGRAPHYBING LIU

EXECUTIVEPRODUCERS GORDON QUINN STEVE JAMES BETSY STEINBERG

 

EXECUTIVEPRODUCER FOR ITVS SALLY JO FIFER

EXECUTIVEPRODUCERS FOR AMERICAN JUSTINE NAGAN AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY |POV CHRIS WHITE

MOTIONGRAPHICS JESSE KERMAN, 423 MOTION

SOUNDMIXER JAMES LEBRECHT, BERKELEY SOUND ARTISTS COLORIST TYLER ROTH, COMPANY 3CHICAGO

 

POST-PRODUCTIONSUPERVISOR  RYAN GLEESON