I’ve had a hard time describing your recent documentary, “Minding the Gap,” to my friends. What do you think it’s about? I struggle with this. When we first got into Sundance, and we had to write the description, we fought really hard to not put the word “skateboarding” anywhere in there. I’ve just seen too many skateboarding movies that either are competition narratives or come off as a bit angsty. There was also a lot of talk among us about taking out any reference to social issues in the promotional materials, whether domestic violence or child abuse, and I was like, “I guess that makes sense.” But I’m torn about the effect that’s had, because on the one hand, the film is doing exactly what I want it to — young people who would go seek out a skateboard film anyway, it seems to be destroying them by the end emotionally. But it has turned off a lot of people, too. I talk to film lovers who say, “I didn’t even watch the film because I saw the word ‘skateboarding.’ ”
Who do you want to see it? The 15-year-old kid in rural Arkansas who doesn’t have any gauge to let him know that he doesn’t have to repeat this pattern of growing into an adult in ways that are both toxic and vapid.
So make them think it’s about skateboarding and then have it be about something much more serious? Well, when I first started the project, I was like: “How do I get people in? How do I get young people to engage in things like violence in the home? Let me use the vehicle of skateboarding.”
[Read A.O. Scott’s review of “Minding the Gap.”]
Part of the film is about your own history with abuse. Did you have a similar moment when you decided to change the pattern? My mom and I moved around a lot. When things got bad, we would spend a night in a hotel, and then at one point I went to live with this Vietnamese priest because my mom felt like things were getting so bad between me and my stepdad. That’s when I started skating. I was 12 or 13, and there was this group of kids a mile away, this intersection of several people who skated, these neighborhood rascals. I was able to just see how different families were. I started realizing then that what was going on in my home didn’t have to be the norm.
Do you think that most skateboarders have a history of trauma or something they’re trying to get away from? Yeah, but I was also looking for that.
In one scene, Keire says being interviewed so much has been like free therapy. Do you think the documentary process helped the film’s subjects? Keire’s whole story came out in our first real interview together. I just brought up his dad, and he said, “Yeah, he was abusive and then he died.” And I asked, “What would you say to him now?” and he said, “I would just say: ‘I’m sorry. I love you. I’m sorry.’ ” I think that he didn’t have any space to talk about all that.
Did it help you, too? Not in the same way that it helped them, you know? It helped me in a structural, analytic sort of way, because I was forced to put together a narrative of trauma and abuse that I couldn’t even do for myself. But I started seeing a therapist while I was making the film, and that helped.
You confronted your mom in the film about your stepfather’s abuse. Did you have any doubts about doing that? I had a sense that my mom would be cool with it. I got the sense that people would watch that scene and see the complexity of our relationship and what happened and how we’re dealing with it.
Can viewers conclude from your film that skateboarding is a postracial paradise, where an Asian kid and a black kid and a white kid can learn about life together? It’s a dead-horse idea that skateboarding is a panacea for everything. I do not believe it. Skateboarding can help you escape the present but not the past or the future. Can skateboarding help you get a G.E.D., become a father? No, it can’t do it alone. It can be a great tool — that’s how I see it now. The potential for it is huge. But no, skateboarding is not the answer.B:
1144聚宝盆心水论坛【聂】【棠】【亲】【手】【编】【织】【的】【竹】【制】【灯】【笼】，【在】【感】【受】【到】【血】【腥】【气】【之】【后】，【腾】【得】【一】【声】【从】【里】【面】【冒】【出】【一】【簇】【愈】【加】***【火】【焰】。 【那】【竹】【编】【灯】【笼】【本】【是】【易】【燃】【物】，【可】【是】【在】【这】【样】【绚】【烂】【的】【火】【光】【之】【下】，【它】【却】【岿】【然】【不】【动】，【一】【点】【都】【没】【有】【被】【火】【光】【灼】【烧】【的】【痕】【迹】。 【沈】【陵】【宜】【骤】【然】【松】【了】【一】【口】【气】，【他】【知】【道】【这】【一】【步】，【显】【然】【是】【走】【对】【了】。 【可】【是】【这】【之】【后】【呢】？【之】【后】【又】【该】【怎】【么】【做】？ 【他】【试】【探】
“【现】【在】【的】【宋】【家】” 【宋】【天】【海】【脸】【忽】【然】【就】【给】【沉】【下】【来】【了】，“【尽】【是】【一】【帮】【软】【骨】【头】【的】【东】【西】，【喜】【欢】【给】【人】【跪】【着】！ 【宋】【山】【河】【是】【老】【糊】【涂】【了】” 【是】，【是】【老】【糊】【涂】【了】！ 【竟】【然】【想】【把】【偌】【大】【家】【业】【交】【给】【宋】【薇】【打】【理】！ 【姜】【杉】【是】【非】【常】【想】【要】【附】【和】【啊】。 【但】【是】，【她】【非】【常】【明】【白】【一】【个】【道】【理】。 【宋】【天】【海】【可】【以】【骂】【自】【己】【的】【亲】【爹】，【她】【要】【跟】【着】【骂】，【绝】【对】【会】【给】
【苏】【欣】【欣】【问】：“【接】【下】【来】【去】【哪】【里】？” “【陪】【我】【去】【买】【衣】【服】【吧】！”【朵】【依】【揽】【着】【比】【自】【己】【高】【的】【苏】【欣】【欣】【的】【肩】【膀】，【看】【起】【来】【像】【是】【吊】【在】【她】【的】【肩】【膀】【上】。 “【我】【们】【朵】【依】【现】【在】【是】【阔】【太】【太】【了】，【肯】【定】【是】【不】【能】【去】【逛】【夜】【市】【了】。”【苏】【欣】【欣】【拿】【开】【她】【揽】【着】【自】【己】【肩】【膀】【手】【调】【侃】：“【说】【罢】，【想】【穿】【什】【么】【奢】【侈】【品】【牌】【的】【衣】【服】。【奴】【婢】【给】【苏】【夫】【人】【带】【路】。” 【朵】【依】【装】【模】【作】【样】【的】【抬】【起】【纤】【纤】1144聚宝盆心水论坛【不】【肯】【和】【亲】【归】【去】【来】（26） **【和】【少】【府】【同】【时】【看】【向】【声】【援】，【关】【无】【忘】【正】【将】【帘】【子】【放】【下】，【便】【上】【前】【行】【礼】【道】， “【臣】【见】【过】【太】【子】【殿】【下】。” **【道】， “【太】【傅】【这】【话】【中】【之】【意】，【是】【劝】【本】【宫】【去】【漠】【北】【十】【三】【城】？” 【关】【无】【忘】【笑】， “【那】【是】【自】【然】，【如】【今】【长】【安】【之】【中】【没】【有】【您】【的】【兵】【马】，【您】【一】【定】【也】【觉】【得】【处】【处】【都】【被】【掣】【肘】，【既】【然】【您】【已】【经】【掌】【握】【了】【朝】【堂】，【为】【何】
【周】【月】【玉】【手】【一】【闪】，“【啪】”【的】【一】【下】，【就】【给】【极】【其】【狠】【辣】，【贴】【在】【了】【这】【唯】【一】【一】【个】，【男】【生】【的】【肩】【头】，【看】【似】【在】【笑】，【平】【静】【问】【道】：“【可】【不】【可】【以】【再】【来】【解】【释】【一】【下】？” “【我】……”【王】【表】【一】【个】【怔】【然】，【所】【有】【笑】【容】，【一】【下】【凝】【固】，【似】【乎】【真】【的】【不】【会】【再】【有】，【多】【余】【的】【心】【思】，【而】【是】【就】【这】【样】，【想】【要】【用】【如】【此】【绝】【招】，【蒙】【混】【下】【去】。 【周】【月】【却】【不】【依】【不】【饶】，【非】【但】【不】【会】【再】【有】【了】【半】【点】【的】
【目】【送】【三】【祖】【远】【去】，【一】【气】【道】【人】【眼】【睛】【逐】【渐】【冷】【冽】。 【原】【本】【属】【于】【自】【己】【地】【仙】【气】【运】，【现】【在】【被】【四】【家】【瓜】【分】，【相】【当】【于】【强】【行】【融】【资】，【瓜】【分】【股】【权】。 【如】【果】【进】【入】【三】【族】【的】【地】【仙】，【造】【下】【大】【罪】【孽】，【他】【这】【位】【老】【师】【也】【有】【责】【任】，【有】【因】【果】【牵】【连】。 【说】【到】【底】，【还】【是】【技】【不】【如】【人】。 【自】【己】【与】【三】【祖】【曾】【经】【为】【道】【友】，【但】【是】【现】【在】【已】【经】【不】【在】【一】【个】【层】【次】【上】。【若】【他】【现】【在】【是】【大】【罗】【金】【仙】，【三】
“【他】【对】【你】【很】【有】【兴】【趣】。”【唐】【洛】【示】【意】【了】【一】【下】【手】【中】【的】【艾】【萨】【克】，【看】【着】【勇】【者】【说】【道】。 【勇】【者】【将】【身】【上】【的】【三】【个】**【放】【下】，【那】【寒】【冰】【手】【臂】【缭】【绕】【起】【一】【阵】【火】【焰】。 【手】【中】【的】【勇】【者】【之】【剑】，【剑】【光】【忽】【明】【忽】【暗】，【强】【大】【的】【力】【量】【不】【断】【汇】【聚】，【注】【入】【到】【勇】【者】【身】【躯】【中】。 【他】【的】【头】【发】【竖】【起】，【看】【上】【去】【跟】【个】【超】【级】【赛】【亚】【人】【似】【的】。 “【阿】【努】【比】【斯】……” 【从】【牙】【缝】【里】【面】【挤】【出】【唐】