Minding the Gap
One of the most acclaimed films to hit the festival circuit, Bing Liu's impressive feature debut is one of the most powerful docs you'll see this year. For three young men growing up in in Illinois, adulthood and the responsibilities that come with it are quickly approaching. After the carefree summers of their adolescence spent skateboarding around Rockford, the stressors of fatherhood, money, racial tensions, domestic abuse and more start to threaten their decade-long friendship. Minding the Gap offers an honest and deeply personal look at the many struggles of growing up and the difficulties of moving forward from heavy pasts into uncertain futures.