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FRIDAY 09.08.2019

MQ Main Courtyard


Calle Libre Street Art Festival | MQ Haupthof

Short-Film Screening 
“One week with 1UP feat. Martha Cooper & Ninja K" // 23min.

MINDING THE GAP, USA 2018, 98min, Documentary, original version w/ English subtitles
D: Liu Bing
With Zack Mulligan, Keire Johnson, Liu Bing, Nina Bowgren, Kent Abernathy
The documentary coming of age drama tells the story of three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown in the US. Coming from shattered homes, all three treat sport as emotional escape, the skatepark becomes a social cosmos. The skateboard becomes a metaphor for a possible path to freedom and, as a movie protagonist puts it, is a matter of life and death. Less and less, the escapism of the young men from the workplace as well as their partnerships and families on the skateboard seems to succeed.

DOP: Liu Bing
Editor: Joshua Altman, Liu Bing
Music: Nathan Halpern, Chris Ruggiero
Production: Minding the Gap, Kartemquin Educational Films, American Documentary

In program partnership and presence of Jakob Kattner, founder of the association "Calle Libre".