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Academy Award-nominated documentary to screen at library in Steamboat

Academy Award-nominated documentary, “Minding the Gap,” will be screened at Bud Werner Memorial Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18. (Courtesy photo)

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — If you’re a fan of the Oscars or just a fan of great documentary film, Bud Werner Memorial Library has just the thing for you — a free screening of “Minding the Gap,” a film by Bing Liu, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18.

The documentary is nominated for Best Documentary Film at this year’s Academy Awards. “Minding the Gap” has already won an award, snagging Best Documentary Feature Awards at Mountainfilm in Telluride.

If you go

What: Screening of “Minding the Gap”
When: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18
Where: Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 1289 Lincoln Ave.

“We are screening this film because it’s one of the finest documentaries of the year,” said Jennie Lay, the library’s adult programs coordinator, in an email.

Following his own group of skateboarding friends, Liu attempts to understand why they all ran away from home when they were younger by watching his 23-year-old friend Zack become a father and 17-year-old Keire get his first job. Liu also explores the complexities of father and son relationships, the gap between discipline and domestic abuse and the line where childhood ends and adulthood begins.

The screening is free and open to the public. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.

To reach Mackenzie Hicks, email mhicks@SteamboatPilot.com, call 970-871-4208 or follow her on Twitter @MackenzieShawna.


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