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Minding the Gap

  • Harris Academy South Norwood 2 Cumberlow Avenue London SE25 6AE (map)

Dir. Bing Liu • 2019 • US • Documentary • 93 mins • Cert 15

Making waves globally for speaking to a generation of forgotten youth, and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary, filmmaker Bing Liu’s love letter to skateboarding is an emotional and transformative experience for any viewer.

From the deeply intimate portraits of Chicago’s young skateboarders, to the personal demons Liu attempts to navigate, Minding the Gap gives an insight into skateboarding as a form of escapism, transcendentalism and therapy, while using it as a bridge to understand the current state of race, class, and domestic violence, relevant to American society today.

We’re pleased to be screening short film Hiking, directed by Bruce Niamke, before the main feature. Find out more about our Shorts In The South initiative here.

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Earlier Event: 28 June
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Later Event: 5 July
Pay As You Feel: Short Term 12