Author Topic: Minding The Gap.  (Read 328 times)

Minding The Gap.
« on: April 09, 2019, 05:50:12 PM »
nominated for best documentary, but lost sadly.

Its very good.

A rustbelt town following 3 kids who share a love for skateboards and erm also have tricky childhoods.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5Vm_Awe3bw

Re: Minding The Gap.
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2019, 01:35:16 AM »
Utterly loved this.

It's visually very beautiful but also quite funny and informative about a certain life. I also found the three mains very charismatic, in fact particularly the problematic guy. I thought the film articulated a complicated sympathy for his lifestyle and behaviour very sadly lacking from most modern discourse, while at the same time condemning his actions.

Mainly, though, for such a weighty subject (young people, shit town, no money, alt lifestyles, domestic abuse, escape, escape, escape) it felt light as air. A dream of a film that just carried me away with it. I know I'll buy it for a load of people this year as a gift.

EDIT TO SAY: Really do watch this, it's great and you won't regret it.

Z

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Re: Minding The Gap.
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2019, 09:30:04 AM »
Thought it was okay but not quite to the level of some reviews. He's obviously got the access and the interest and the empathy to get a lot outta the material but there were a few points where the film just felt like it hadn't a clue how to best utilise what was there.

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Re: Minding The Gap.
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2019, 06:19:30 PM »
nominated for best documentary, but lost sadly.

At first when I read this I thought you meant lost as in somehow wiped from the archives already.