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BING LIU’S ‘MINDING THE GAP’ SHORTLISTED FOR ACADEMY AWARD

BING LIU'S 'MINDING THE GAP' SHORTLISTED FOR ACADEMY AWARD

Deadline reported yesterday that the skate doc Minding The Gap has been shortlisted (along with the NYPD arrest quota exposé Crime + Punishment) for this year’s Best Documentary Oscars. This has been one of the strongest years ever in the documentary category, with a handful of streaming services cranking out features to rival the more established studios.

Minding the Gap has been a festival darling, collecting accolades at the Sundance, Hot Docs, and Full Frame film festivals. Even if it doesn’t win at the Academy Awards, it’s still a big win for Hulu. The streaming service obviously supports skate culture, having also produced a documentary about Big Brother magazine (Dumb).

We interviewed the 29-year-old filmmaker Bing Liu about his journey with the project (which has been misleadingly described by critics as Boyhood for skaters). Read it here.

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