March 29, 2017 4:51 pm
Director/producer of the upcoming Kartemquin film Minding the Gap, Bing Liu has received the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival's Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant. The film follows Bing as he returns to his hometown and reconnects with two young men he used to skateboard with, uncovering a common thread of domestic violence rooted in their childhoods. Bing will present excerpts from Minding the Gap at the 20th annual Full Frame Documentary Festival on Saturday, April 8 at 1:00PM, prior to a screening of Quest, directed by 2016 grant recipient and KTQ Lab graduate Jonathan Olshefski. The Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant was founded in 2007 to support singular new voices in documentary film. It places emphasis on first-time filmmakers with unconventional training, making formally challenging work and grappling with difficult subjects. Previous grant recipients include James Demo (The Peacemaker), Lyric R. Cabral ((T)ERROR) and Mike Attie and Meghan O'Hara (In Country) It's been a successful spring for Bing and the team behind Minding the Gap, with Bing and producer Diane Quon recently gaining acceptance into Film Independent's 2017 Documentary Lab Fellowship program. To stay up to date with the progress of Minding the Gap, follow Bing and the film on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.