Watch: Full Trailer for Inner City Dirt Bike Gang Doc '12 O'Clock Boys'
"The Wire with wheelies." Perfect quote to start from this trailer. Oscilloscope Labs has released the trailer for Lotfy Nathan's 12 O'Clock Boys documentary, following the 12 O'Clock Boys inner city dirt bike gang from Baltimore. We first wrote about this project as a Kickstart This in February, and the doc premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in March. It also took home the Hot Docs HBO Emerging Artist Award this summer. Now we have a full trailer to lead up to its release and I have to say, this looks fantastic. So many perfect quotes, so much awesome footage, this is how you sell an indie doc. Take a look - you might get hooked, too.
Watch the official trailer for Lotfy Nathan's doc 12 O'Clock Boys, originally from Deadline:
The 12 O'Clock Boys are a notorious urban dirt bike pack in Baltimore. Converging in groups and invading the streets, they dangerously–yet magnificently–make their presence known as they pop wheelies and weave in and out of traffic at excessive speeds, all the while taunting the police who must obey a self-imposed "no chase" rule for fear of endangering the public. Nathan frames the years-in-the-making narrative through the eyes of the adolescent Pug – a kid from the Westside eager to join the 12 O'Clock Boys' ranks. Pug reveres the Boys' every move, and Nathan follows this young man through some of the most pivotal years of his life, providing a compelling and intimate personal story within the broader depiction of the wild, dynamic world of the 12 O'Clock Boys. Oscilloscope Labs will release Lotfy Nathan's 12 O'Clock Boys starting in early 2014.