Source: The Film Stage
Lorde’s song “Team,” with its lyrics “we live in cities you’ll never see on screen; not very pretty but we sure now how to run things,” seems to sum up the basic story of Bing Liu’s stirring, visually stunning study of time, place, and self.
“Minding the Gap” is a shape-shifting documentary about lost youth stuck in a form of arrested development. They have not quite risen to the challenge of adulthood, stuck — as Springsteen fans know — in the darkness on the edge of town.
Instead of music they turn to skating for salvation in fluid, sweeping low-angle, wide-lens shots that recall the collaborations of Terrence Malick and Emmanuel Lubezki.
Read the story at The Film Stage.
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