WATCH the trailer for Minding the Gap

Hulu today released the official trailer for Minding the Gap, the Sundance Special Jury Award-winning film directed, produced and edited by Bing Liu, produced by Diane Quon, and edited by Joshua Altman.

The film will be available on Hulu and released theatrically by Magnolia Pictures beginning August 17.

Official Trailer:

Minding the Gap has thus far accumulated 28 award recognitions since its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival – where the film earned the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking – including top awards at Sheffield Doc/Fest, Full Frame, Sarasota, Ashland, Mountainfilm, Minneapolis St. Paul, Nashville, RiverRun, and Docs Against Gravity. Variety listed first-time director Bing Liu as one of '10 Documentarians to Watch in 2018.'

Liu originally brought the film to Kartemquin through our Diverse Voices in Docs (DVID) program, a professional mentorship program for documentary makers of color organized by Kartemquin Films and the Community Film Workshop of Chicago.

"When I first started developing Minding the Gap, I knew I wanted it to be accessible to young audiences, so I’m enthused with the reach the film will have as a Hulu Original,” said Liu. “The film has elicited strong emotional responses with festival viewers around the world, so I’m happy with Hulu’s plans for a theatrical release and an outreach campaign to engage audiences in discussing the issues the film explores. I’m infinitely grateful for the friends and collaborators who’ve made the film possible, especially the brave participants of the film.”

Theatrical dates for Minding the Gap

  • Laemmle Monica Film Center - Santa Monica, CA - Aug 17-23
  • Roxie - San Francisco, CA - Aug 17-23
  • Metrograph - New York, NY - Aug 17-23
  • Northwest Film Forum - Seattle, WA - Aug 24-29
  • Gene Siskel Film Center - Chicago, IL - Aug 31-Sep 13

Find all upcoming screenings here.

Praise for Minding the Gap
"One of the greatest coming-of-age films ever made." – Musanna Ahmend, Film Inquiry

"An audacious feature debut on all levels" – Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter

"There haven't been many better documentaries about sensitive masculinity." – Charlie Phillips, The Guardian

"Heartbreakingly honest... the footage that makes up Minding the Gap remains raw and true to the end." – Eric Hynes, Film Comment

"This film is nothing less than a watershed – there has never been a more in-depth portrayal of late-adolescent masculinity." – Douglas Whitbread, CPH Post

Minding the Gap is produced by Liu and Diane Quon through Kartemquin Films, and edited by Liu and Joshua Altman. Executive producers are Steve James, Gordon Quinn, Betsy Steinberg, Sally Jo Fifer, Justine Nagan, and Chris White. MINDING THE GAP is a co-production of Kartemquin Films, American Documentary | POV, and Independent Television Service (ITVS), with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. Magnolia Pictures will handle the theatrical distribution.

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