The new documentary 12 O’ Clock Boys from filmmaker Lotfy Nathan, will have its world premiere at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, TX on Sunday, March 10.
The film is follows Pug, a wisecracking 13 year old living on a dangerous Westside block, has one goal in mind: to join The 12 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. Pug looks to the pack for mentorship, spurred by their dangerous lifestyle. He narrates their world as if explaining a dreamscape, complemented with unprecedented, action-packed coverage of the riders in their element. The film presents the pivotal years of change in a boy’s life growing up in one of the most dangerous and economically depressed cities in the US.