OCTOBER: The end of innocence
- Minding the Gap
- Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Academy Award-nominated documentary “Minding the Gap” is a coming-of-age saga as filmmaker Bing Liu returns to his Rust Belt hometown hit hard by decades of recession. In his quest to understand why so many of his peers in the skateboarding community 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 story 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 camera and participants, Bing explores the gap between fathers, mother, children, and growing up.