26 Jan ‘Minding the Gap’

Three young men bond through their love of skateboarding, while escaping volatile family lives in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship. Indiewire called it one of the 12 best movies of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, describing it as “a lyrical skateboard ballet when it wants to be and critical inspection of the tumult of family when it absolutely has to be.” Michigan premiere. Unrated; profanity, intense and adult situations.

After the film: Author Rob St. Mary talks to Mitch Cope, founder of Ride it Sculpture Park in Hamtramck, painter Greg Fadel and author and historian Ken Coleman about the culture of skateboarding and the need to give young men strong creative outlets.

8:30 p.m. Fri., April 13, Cinema Detroit

YEAR 2018
RUN TIME 100 minutes
Directed by Bing Liu