Dogwoof documentary Minding The Gap has been set for a home release on DVD at the end of this month. The film premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival and makes its way to stores after wowing critics around the world.
The film is described as a rich, affecting and unforgettable portrait of three young men in Rust Belt America; a glimpse inside the struggles they face as they navigate the passage from adolescence to adulthood and face up to the traumas of their childhoods and responsibilities of their futures.
I’m definitely looking forward to seeing this one. Here’s the official description.
Three young men from Rockford, Illinois, a Rust Belt town in America hit hard by the recession, are bonded by their love of skateboarding, the film follows them in the crucial years when they make their way into the adult world. Zack, the charismatic party-boy becomes a father; Keire youngest of the three gets his first job and juggles responsibilities with his passion for skating; and Bing the filmmaker who spends more time in the skatepark than at home. As his camera rolls, Bing is thrust into the middle of Zack’s tumultuous relationship with the mother of his child, and Keire’s inner struggles with racial identity and his deceased father, while all the while un-packing his own past and struggles with his abusive home-life. The result is an intimate and powerful study on navigating the gap – the transition from being a child to becoming a parent, of play and work, discipline and abuse – the gap ultimately between childhood and adulthood.
The disc includes deleted scenes, PBS/POV filmmaker interview with director Bing Liu and the theatrical trailer. Here’s a look at what to expect from t he feature itself from the trailer found over on YouTube. MInding The Gap is a Hulu documentary Stateside and will be available in the UK on DVD through Dogwoof from 29th April.