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222 Ratings

Minding the Gap

Directed by Bing Liu
United States, 2018


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.

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Minding the Gap Directed by Bing Liu

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2019 | Nominee: Best Documentary Feature

Sundance Film Festival

2018 | Winner: U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking

Independent Spirit Awards

2019 | Nominee: Best Documentary

2019 | Winner: Truer Than Fiction Award


2018 | Special Mention: Next:Wave Award

For a film made by a 29-year-old still coming to terms with a very rough childhood, Minding the Gap displays astonishingly mature insight as well as accomplished visual artistry.
December 13, 2018
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Above and beyond a prescience toward current events that makes his first documentary one of the year’s most crucial, Bing Liu also has the distinction of being what one might call a natural filmmaker.
August 31, 2018
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An uncommonly sensitive depiction of skateboarding culture, an elegy for urban, blue-collar America, and a sobering meditation on domestic violence.
August 30, 2018
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