One of our favorite films of SXSW this year, and one of my top tens films of the year thus far, is Lotfy Nathan’s documentary 12 O’Clock Boys, which takes a look at illegal dirt bike riding in Baltimore.
Oscilloscope premiered the new trailer over at Deadline today, which just makes me more excited to revisit this when it comes out next year.
Pug, a wisecracking 13 year old living on a dangerous Westside block, has one goal in mind: to join The Twelve O’Clock Boys; the notorious urban dirt-bike gang of Baltimore. Converging from all parts of the inner city, they invade the streets and clash with police, who are forbidden to chase the bikes for fear of endangering the public. When Pug’s older brother dies suddenly, he looks to the pack for mentorship, spurred by their dangerous lifestyle.