Making the most up-to-date tally of Minding the Gap's festival award recognitions a staggering 22 in total, just this past weekend the film earned the Millennium Docs Against Gravity Grand Prix, the Millennium Docs Against Gravity Lower Silesia Grand Prix, and the Nashville Film Festival Documentary Competition Grand Jury Prize.
Statement from the Docs Against Gravity Grand Jury:
"Set in an American ghost town, this deeply personal film starts disguised as a coming of age – skater movie just to reveal itself as a deep-digging drama about family, domestic violence and dealing with the existing trauma. The director succeeds not only in creating a fearless, emotional portrayal of his friends, but also in presenting nuanced observations about class and race. For a mature, multilayered look at American families and society, the Bank Millennium Award in the International Competition goes to Bing Liu’s ‘Minding the Gap’.”
Minding the Gap picked up a new title upon its introduction into the Polish market: "Jutro Albo Pojutrze," roughly translating to "Tomorrow or the Day After Tomorrow."
Listen to an interview with director Bing Liu on Radio Wroclaw.
Impressions from Nashville Film Fest attendees:
Minding the Gap (@MindingGapFilm) is documentary filmmaking of the highest order. A deeply felt, observed work of empathy. Crucial American filmmaking. Films like this don't ever leave you. #NashFilm18
— Cory Woodroof (@CoryWoodroof47) May 13, 2018
MINDING THE GAP is the #NaFF18 film to beat. So good. Bing Liu is a filmmaker to watch. It screens again this Sunday at 3pm.
— Tony Youngblood (@tonyyoungblood) May 12, 2018
Film review: OMG GO SEE @MindingGapFilm.
it is extremely wonderful: a personal doc that's not about ego, a film about masculinity and domestic violence that's also about love, an ethically-made intimate portrait of humans. plus skateboarding!
— Mira L-J (@miralj) May 11, 2018
Minding the Gap next screens at the Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, Mountainfilm, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Canadian Sport Film Festival and AFI DOCS.
Find a full list of upcoming screenings here.
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