12 O’CLOCK BOYS
USA, 2013, 72,
Oscilloscope Laboratories in association with Framework Images, Prospekt, Aletherium, Mission Film Productions and CNN Films
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.
Lotfy Nathan is a filmmaker and visual artist based in New York. He has received the Grainger Marburg Travel grant, fellowships from the Garrett Scott foundation, Compound group, IFP Doc Lab, and IFP Spotlight. The film has had work-in-progress preview screenings at Lincoln Center, IFC Center, Rooftop film festival, and Full Frame Festival. 12 O’Clock Boys is his first film.
Filmography (selected): 12 O’Clock Boys