12 O'Clock Boys, by Lotfy Nathan

12 O'Clock Boys isn't just a gorgeous art film about an extreme sport, nor is it just a social film about problems we're facing in the city. It's both of those things, and they are both captured so well in the character study of Pug-the film's protagonist, who desperately wants to be a 12 O'Clock Boy-and his struggling mother, Coco, that it is a good movie even if you've never seen or don't care about people riding dirt bikes on city streets. But since you do care about those things, this isn't only a great movie, it is an important one.

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