By Francis Churchill On Monday 15 June, Lofty Nathan’s documentary film 12 O’clock Boys was screened to an audience at the Frontline Club. The film first premiered in 2013 at the South by South West Film Festival in Texas. However, in light of recent civil unrest in Baltimore, the film remains highly topical in its exploration […]
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Lotfy Nathan.
Pug, a wisecracking 13 year old living on a dangerous Westside block in Baltimore, has one goal in mind: to join the 12 O’Clock Boys, the city’s notorious urban dirt bike gang. Director Lotfy Nathan followed Pug for three years over the course of the film’s production, documenting his transition from a witty and energetic boy to a teenager eager to find comradeship in a gang that prides in its recklessness and disregard for authority.