Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Movies You Need to See in August

Our reviews of ten must-see movies, including 'Madeline's Madeline,' 'The Miseducation of Cameron Post,' and 'Nico, 1988.'

Minding the Gap

RELEASE DATE: August 17
DIRECTOR: Bing Liu
CAST: Documentary

When they made the skateboarding videos as teenagers, Bing Liu’s friends asked, “Why are you filming everything?” But thank goodness he did, because those years with a camera in his hand disarmed the people around him, allowing Liu to craft one of the more candid and piercing documentaries I’ve seen about reluctant adulthood. He captures moments of quiet truth and blatant self-deception, particularly with regards to his buddy Zach, whose refusal to be responsible (for his wife, for his child, for himself) turns the picture from handmade doc to full-on tragedy. Powerful and sensitive, and, at its best, utterly heart-wrenching.