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Minding the Gap

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on: January 08, 2019, 04:29:54 PM

Now on Hulu.

From Variety: "Lurking behind all that fancy maneuvering and adolescent angst is a young man consumed with the subject of domestic violence, a soft-spoken kid who internalized the fact that he was severely beaten by his stepdad, and who came to detect a pattern of dysfunctional father figures among his fellow skaters. That theme creeps up slow but profound in Liu’s film, which broadens to address such topics as class, race, alcoholism, and a terrifying physical rage that can explode behind closed doors."

It's a hell of a movie and it's now on Hulu. I'm also a sucker for docs that track their subjects over a timespan.
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Reply #1 on: October 16, 2020, 02:31:30 PM

Criterion edition Jan 12th 2021

New high-definition digital master, approved by director Bing Liu, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
New audio commentary featuring Liu and documentary subjects Keire Johnson and Zack Mulligan
New follow-up conversation between Liu and documentary subject Nina Bowgren
New programs featuring interviews with professional skateboarder Tony Hawk and with Liu, Minding the Gap executive producer Gordon Quinn, and producer Diane Quon
Four outtake scenes with introductions by Liu
Nước (2010), a short film by Liu about two Vietnamese immigrants growing up American
New English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PLUS: An essay by critic Jay Caspian Kang