I love when something I wonder about is explored. I’m a Marylander by birth and a resident of Baltimore for the past 9 years. Every summer I’ve noticed the biker boys running around the city. I used to be so irritated like ‘yo, why are you blocking traffic on a green light son!?!’ My b.f. really opened my eyes telling me that if the city invested in building tracks or skate parks, etc these kids would have a place to ride off the streets. He also posed the idea that these boys aren’t in the country so they can’t go ATVing in a clearing somewhere. I never thought of it this way and after what he said I relaxed my judgey perspective but was still curious about a day in the life of one of these kids which is where 12 O’Clock Boys enters. I can’t wait to see the movie and share with my family and friends. Looks like quality story telling. Check out the website so you can peep the trailer.
Directed by Lotfy Nathan The 12 O’CLOCK BOYS are a notorious urban dirt bike pack in Baltimore – popping wheelies and weaving at excessive speeds through traffic, the group impressively evades the hamstrung police. In Lotfy Nathan’s wild, dynamic documentary (three years in the making), their stunning antics are envisioned through the eyes of young adolescent Pug – a bright kid from the Westside 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 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.
12 O’Clock Boys