Oscilloscope Laboratories has picked up North American distribution rights to “12 O’Clock Boys,” Lofty Nathan’s documentary about dirt-bike riders in Baltimore, the independent distributor announced on Tuesday.
The film, which premiered earlier this month at the South by Southwest Film Festival, earned high praise. Indiewire’s Eric Kohn, for one, described the movie as “an ode to an outlaw sport few viewers may know much about” that “laments the perilous extremes to which its brash stars are drawn.”
Nathan spent the past four years working on the film, getting to know the various characters from this group of daredevils. They are at once the bane of the Baltimore police and a haven for lost young teens.
Nathan tells the story through Pug, a kid who wants to join the eponymous clique.