Minding the Gap
Don’t miss this film festival favorite! Minding the Gap won the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and we’re psyched to have it here at little ol’ FCFF.
A random act of kindness from a stranger changes a young man’s life. Tamba is a two-minute gem faceted perfectly by sharp editing and softly shined by a lyrical camera.
Welcome to Rockford, Illinois, in the heart of Rust-Belt America, home to debut filmmaker, Bing Liu. With over 12 years of footage, Bing discovers connections between two of his skateboarder friends’ volatile upbringings and the complexities of modern-day masculinity. As the film unfolds, Bing captures 23-year-old Zack’s tumultuous relationship with his girlfriend deteriorate after the birth of their son and 17-year-old Keire struggling with his racial identity as he faces new responsibilities following the death of his father. While navigating a difficult relationship between his camera and his friends, Bing weaves a story of generational forgiveness while exploring the precarious gap between childhood and adulthood.