Doc Lounge: Minding the Gap

Season premiere with Oscar nominated Minding the Gap! A coming-of-age saga of three skateboarding friends.

For the season premiere Thursday 28 February we are screening first-time filmmaker Bing Liu’s Oscar nominated documentary Minding the Gap!

Minding the Gap is a touching and poignant portrait 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.

Bing Liu / 2018 / USA / English (no subtitles)

We are very happy that Lunds Skateboard- och Konstförening (Lund’s skate club) and Tjejskate (Lund’s all female skate club) will join us 28/2 and arrange a quiz! The lucky winner will get a skateboard from Boardwalk, Lund’s one and only surf and street store. DJ of the night is passionate skateboarder Dylan Flucher who will bring his records and play his favorite ambient tropical disco tunes. Welcome!

Doors open at 7 pm. Food and drinks for hungry and thirsty documentary film fans.