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Director/Producer/Editor/Cinematographer: Bing Liu | Producer: Diane Quon | Editor: Joshua Altman | Composers: Nathan Halpern, Chris Ruggiero | USA / 2018 / 93 min
About the Film
In this Special Jury Award winner from Sundance, Bing Liu films his friends Zack and Keire over a decade, capturing their skateboarding antics against the backdrop of their faded, blue-collar Illinois hometown. For all three, the community formed via skateboarding has offered refuge from volatile home lives. As they face the increasing responsibilities and complexity of adulthood, these young men also must confront and counter the destructive legacy left by their fraught relationships with their fathers.
About the Filmmaker
Bing Liu grew up making skateboarding videos with his friends. He began working in film while attaining a BA in literature from the University of Illinois. He is a member of the International Cinematographer’s Guild and is a segment director on America To Me, a Participant Media and Kartemquin Films produced miniseries directed by Steve James. He enjoys mornings sipping coffee, afternoons skateboarding, and evenings bicycling.