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LA JOLLA—Film Screening: MINDING THE GAP
October 25, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
As part of its Community, Arts and Resistance and Challenging Conversations series, the UC San Diego Institute of Arts and Humanities invites you to a special documentary film screening and discussion about race, mental health and community.
MINDING THE GAP, a film by Bing Liu, follows three young men who bond across racial lines to escape volatile families in their hometown. Ten years later, unsettling revelations force them to reckon with their families, and each other. The film won the US Documentary Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award.
“MINDING THE GAP is an essay that never feels like an essay, an intelligent and compassionate grappling with some of the most painful issues presently haunting the body politics: toxic masculinity and domestic violence, economic depression and a deep, existential despair.” — Justin Chang, the Los Angeles Times
Following the event will be a discussion with Keire Johnson, one of the men featured in the documentary.
The evening is organized in part with Pacific Arts Movement, which presents Asian and Asian American Pacific Islander media arts to San Diego residents and visitors in order to inspire, entertain, and support a more compassionate society.
Friday, October 25, 2019, 6 pm
UC San Diego
Qualcomm Institute: Atkinson Hall Auditorium
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093
This community event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at mindingthegapucsd.eventbrite.com.
UC San Diego is ADA accessible. Information on parking at can be found at Transportation Services. In addition to pay-to-park options, organizers highly encourage public transportation, car-pools or ride-share.
This event is supported by California Humanities through an Humanities for All Project Grant.