Screening of Minding The Gap & Virgin Blacktop. This great double feature will be punctuated in between by an amazing exhibition of skateboarding skill. You won’t want to miss it. Two films about groups of young men separated by years, but both shaped in some way by their bond of skateboarding.
MINDING THE GAP – Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship. 2018 / United States, Runtime: 01:36:00
Director: Bing Liu
Producer: Diane Quon
Executive producers: Steve James, Gordon Quinn, Betsy Steinberg
Editor: Joshua Altman, Bing Liu
Red Cliffs Theaters 5:10 PM
SKATEBOARD EXHIBITION TAKES PLACE BETWEEN THE TWO FILMS – It’s going to be a great night!
VIRGIN BLACKTOP: A NEW YORK SKATE ODYSSEY – An uplifting and sometimes heart-breaking coming-of-age story about a super funky crew of suburban New York City kids. When they met in 1977, they had nothing in common except a passion for skateboarding. Despite their vastly different ages, races and economic backgrounds and with their parents’ hands off approach, they formed a competitive, traveling team of spirited outsiders called the “Wizards.” Now, nearly 40 years later, they remain friends but their lives have followed very different paths, from boardrooms to jail cells. 2018 / United States, Runtime: 01:23:00
Director: Charlie Samuels
Location: Red Cliffs Theaters – 7:10 PM