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Oscilloscope Rides With SXSW Urban Dirt Bike Doc '12 O'Clock Boys'

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire March 26, 2013 at 11:16AM

Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired all North American rights to Lotfy Nathan's debut feature "12 O'Clock Boys," fresh off the documentary's world premiere at SXSW. The film is next slated to screen at the Hot Docs and Full Frame Documentary festivals. O-Scope have yet to announce a release date.
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Oscilloscope Laboratories "12 O'Clock Boys."

Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired all North American rights to Lotfy Nathan's debut feature "12 O'Clock Boys," fresh off the documentary's world premiere at SXSW. The film is next slated to screen at the Hot Docs and Full Frame Documentary festivals. O-Scope have yet to announce a release date.

Three years in the making, "12 O'Clock Boys" documents one boy's journey to join the notorious Baltimore dirt bike pack of the title.

READ MORE: '12 O'Clock Boys' Captures the Danger and the Beauty of Baltimore's Urban Dirt Bikers

Dan Berger of Oscilloscope said, “In '12 O'Clock' Lotfy has introduced us to a world so compelling, so foreign, and so relatable all at once.  It’s a portrait of a subculture as much as a window into the state of America, and it’s all in the guise of 'The Wire' by the way of Cirque Du Soleil. It’s seriously like nothing you’ve seen before."

"Oscilloscope's great. I really hope they don't fuck this up," Nathan added.

This article is related to: 12 O’Clock Boys, Oscilloscope Laboratories, Acquisitions, South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW)