Kartemquin is thrilled to announce that Minding the Gap, the debut feature from director Bing Liu will world premiere in the US Documentary Competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT, running January 18-28.
The film follows three young men as they bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust-Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.
Minding the Gap is directed, produced and edited by Bing Liu, produced by Diane Moy Quon, and edited by Joshua Altman. Executive producers are Steve James, Gordon Quinn, Betsy Steinberg, Justine Nagan (AmDoc POV), Chris White (AmDoc POV) and Sally Jo Fifer (ITVS). The film is a co-production of Kartemquin Films, American Documentary￨POV and Independent Television Services (ITVS), with funding provided by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program.
We are delighted for Bing, who first brought the project to our Diverse Voices in Docs program in 2014, before developing and completing it as a co-production. Bing is also a segment director on Steve James' forthcoming Kartemquin series, America to Me, produced in partnership with Participant Media.
The film was a recipient of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival's 2017 Garrett Scott Grant and the 2017 Sundance Institute Documentary Fund Grant. Minding the Gap participated in the Film Independent 2017 Documentary Lab Fellowship.
With a noted tradition of nurturing emerging talent and acting as a leading voice for independent media, Kartemquin is building on more than 50 years of history as Chicago’s documentary powerhouse.
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