This screening will be followed by a wine reception in the IFI foyer.
Bing Liu had been filming his friends Zach and Keire for years, capturing their skateboarding antics and camaraderie as they negotiate the transition to adulthood in the economically deprived town of Rockford, Illinois. As the years go by and Zach learns he is to be a father, Liu begins to shift focus, his confidence as a filmmaker growing as he tackles the veiled subject of the trio’s variously damaged upbringings, cycles of abuse and toxic masculinity. Winner of the audience award at Sheffield Doc/Fest, Liu’s moving debut feature displays insight, nuance and great visual flair.
Notes by David O’Mahony.
Screening as part of the IFI Documentary Festival 2018, which runs from the 27th – 30th of September. Full details here.