12 O'Clock Boys
Oriental Theatre Screen 2Mon, Oct 7, 2013 7:15 PM Event Date Passed
Oriental Theatre Screen 2Thu, Oct 10, 2013 5:30 PM Event Date Passed
Film Info
Section:Competition (Presented by The Heil Family Foundation)
Runtime:75 min
Event Type:Features
Country of Origin:USA
Original Language:English
Film Sponsor:Fuel Cafe
Community Partners:Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative
Urban Milwaukee
Running Rebels
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Lotfy Nathan
Executive Producer:Taylor Gillespie
Producer:Lotfy Nathan
John Kassab
Eric Blair
Cinematographer:Lotfy Nathan
Editor:Thomas Niles
This film is an engrossing look at the allure and danger of the 12 O'Clock Boys, an urban dirt-bike gang in inner-city Baltimore named for the gravity-defying wheelies they pop. We follow 13-year-old Pug, whose only aspiration is to join them; he sees the gang's members as male role models while describing their exploits in boastful, poetic terms. Capturing thrilling footage of this subculture in action as bikers weave through poverty-stricken neighborhoods and run afoul of police, "12 O'Clock Boys" creates a comprehensive vision of the ways in which street gangs can foster a sense of community and belonging that social safety nets haven't for Baltimore's youth.