12 O'Clock Boys

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USA | 2013 | 76 Minutes | Lotfy Nathan

January 31 - February 2, 2014

This wild, dynamic documentary looks at the stunning antics of Baltimore's notorious urban dirt bike pack the 12 O'Clock Boys, who evade police while popping wheelies and weaving at excessive speeds through traffic.

Their stunning antics are seen through the eyes of Pug, an adolescent obsessed with the riders and willing to do anything to join their ranks. Premiering to critical acclaim at the SXSW and Hot Docs Film Festivals (where director Lofty Nathan won the HBO Emerging Artist Award), 12 O'Clock Boys provides a compelling and intimate personal story of a young boy and his dangerous, thrilling dream.

"Lotfy Nathan's contemplative portrait pits this lyrical dimension against the life-threatening dangers of the act and the root causes for such extreme antics, delivering an astute look at how social conditions can lead to an audacious form of rebellion that, in spite of its elegance, makes matters worse." - Eric Kohn, Indiewire

  • Director: Lotfy Nathan
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2013
  • Running Time: 76 Minutes
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • US Distributor: Oscilloscope