Much has been said about The Wire and its depiction of inner-city Baltimore, but this may be the first to say, "Hey, David Simon, nice socio-political commentary but where are all the sweet dirt bikes?"
Lotfy Nathan's 12 O'Clock Boys is a documentary that looks at the young men spitting in the face of the law and manufacturer's intent to cruise dirt bikes and ATVs down Baltimore's streets. It hones in on one particularly young kid who hopes to join the ranks of the titular gang--so named for its members' pride in nailing vertical wheelies--and it looks like one to keep an eye on come awards season. People love getting close to a subculture they're terrified to actually get close to.
Here's the trailer:
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