"The Wire with wheelies."
Tuesday January 28th, 2014
The Maple Theatre
4135 West Maple Road, Bloomfield Hills
Running time: 76 minutes
Tickets Available here
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 director 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.
The film gives a sentimental and complex picture of growing up with limited choices and surrounded by gang culture, told from the point of view of young Pug.
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.
A film which exposes and explores a subculture & hot-button topic not only within the streets of Baltimore ("Charm City"/B-More), but throughout the United States. Think Biker Boyz meets The Wire.