Following its international premiere at CPH:DOX in the fest's Next:Wave competition, Minding the Gap earned a Special Mention in the competition for emerging documentary filmmaking talent.
This is the third honor for the film since its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the fest's Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking. Minding the Gap has since won the One in a Million award at the Sun Valley Film Festival, an accolade that honors exceptional works of independent film and films made with a budget of less than a million dollars.
Minding the Gap earned fantastic reviews following its showing in Copenhagen, DK:
"★★★★★★ This film is nothing less than a watershed – there has never been a more in-depth portrayal of late-adolescent masculinity. “If you can watch only one film this festival, let it be this." - @cphpost
Director Bing Liu recently shared insights on his filmmaking process with Jeff Schmidt at the Salem Film Fest as part of the fest's 'Filmmaker Spotlight' series:
"One thing I’ve been thinking about lately is how our society’s mission of ending violence in the home is at odds with how much we value privacy. I think that’s a thing that the film grapples with, too. I hope that we can start thinking about how these issues are not only emotionally difficult to talk about but can be ethically paradoxical as well."
Liu also spoke with students at Salem High School ahead of the film's screening at Salem Film Fest this past Thursday. View photos here.
ALL UPCOMING MINDING THE GAP SCREENINGS:
April 7: FULL FRAME DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL - DURHAM, NC
April 7: ACT HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL - FORT COLLINS, CO
April 8: DOC 10 - CHICAGO, IL (CHICAGO PREMIERE)
April 9, 10 : WISCONSIN FILM FEST - MADISON, WI (BING LIU, DIANE QUON, KEIRE JOHNSON AND ZACK MULLIGAN IN-PERSON)
April 12, 13, 14: ASHLAND INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL - ASHLAND, OR
April 13: FREEP FILM FESTIVAL - DETROIT, MI
April 13, 14, 17: SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - SAN FRANCISCO, CA
April 14, 15: CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - CLEVELAND, OH
April 21: ONE TAKE FILM FEST - SAN FRANCISCO, CA
April 26: NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL - NEWPORT BEACH, CA
May 2, 3, 6: HOT DOCS CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL - TORONTO, ON
August 24, 25, 26: MOSAIC WORLD FILM FESTIVAL - ROCKFORD, IL (FOLLOWED BY Q&A)