August 17, 2018 12:47 am
Minding the Gap, the award-winning debut feature from Bing Liu comes to Hulu and select theaters beginning today August 17!
New York Times' film critic A.O. Scott wrote of Minding the Gap, "With infinite sensitivity, Liu delves into some of the most painful and intimate details of his friends' lives and his own, and then layers his observations into a rich, devastating essay on race, class and manhood in 21st-century America...Liu grants his friends and himself the chance to know themselves better, to think out loud about who they are and who they might be. This is, in every way, a gift." Read the full review here.
Praise for Minding the Gap:
"Extraordinary... Minding the Gap is an essay that never feels like an essay, an intelligent and compassionate grappling with some of the most painful issues presently haunting the body politic: toxic masculinity and domestic violence, economic depression and a deep, existential despair."
– Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
"Liu creates an unforgettable film experience that will knock the wind out of you."
– Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"A raw portrait of trauma and catharsis, and an affecting example of how non-fiction cinema can be a vehicle for genuine empathy."
– Nick Schager, The Daily Beast
"An incredible work of storytelling, occasionally funny and deeply humanistic."
– Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune
All upcoming theatrical runs/festival screenings:
August 17-23 - Metrograph - New York, NY (Bing Liu in-person opening weekend)
August 17-23 - Laemmle Monica Film Center - Santa Monica, CA
Aug 17-22 - The Roxie Theater - San Francisco, CA
August 17-23 - Austin Film Society - Austin, TX
August 19 - Jacob Burns Film Center - Pleasantville, NY (Bing Liu in-person)
August 24-26 - Mosaic World Film Festival - Rockford, IL (Filmmakers and participants attending)
August 24-29 - Northwest Film Forum - Seattle, WA
August 26 - Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival - Middlebury, VT (Executive Producer Steve James attending)
August 31 - September 13 - Gene Siskel Film Center - Chicago, IL (Filmmakers in attendance at select screenings)
September 4, 6 - Docutah International Film Festival - St. George, UT
September 10-13, VIFF Year Round - Vancouver, BC
September 15 - Big Eddy Film Festival - Narrowsburg, NY
September 26 - IFI Documentary Film Festival - Dublin, IE
September 27 - Bryan Mawr Film Institute - Bryn Mawr, PA
September 29-October 1 - Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema - Toronto, ON
The film has won 29 awards since its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival this past January, where it won the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking. The film won Best Documentary at Sarasota, Minneapolis St. Paul, RiverRun, Nashville, Mountainfilm, CAAMfest, Docs Against Gravity and Biografilm Festival. It won over juries and audiences alike, winning the Audience Award at Full Frame, Sheffield Doc/Fest, the San Diego Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase, Docs Against Gravity, the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and Mountainfilm.
Find all upcoming screenings here.