Twelve O’clock in Baltimore

This film explores the illegal practice of dirt bike riding through Baltimore City. Three riders from different neighborhoods are followed through the streets of Baltimore on their dirt bikes. Over the course of the film, their motivations for being part of the group are revealed. As the police are not legally allowed to pursue the bikes despite their being illegal to ride in the city, the complexity of tension between riders and police gets deeper.

The riders, converging from all parts of the inner city, regard their practice both as a recreation and a protest. The dirt bike culture of Baltimore is a primal and energetic response to the tension between social classes. When the riders embark on the city, they suddenly have a platform. It plays on the delicacy of their lives as they know it from their marginalized communities.


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    ptsp 6 years ago

    not far off Mad Max
    Raise It Up Sundays Part 3

  2. Ian 6 years ago

    entertaining vids for sure, and i definitely went through a phase of this when i was a teen. but 2 guesses where most of the stolen bikes on the east coast go. sorry little racer kid from the burbs, i gotta go be a hard ass… ps- why do all these dudes ride 80s and quads? i could wheelie those when i was 12. go jump on a full size bike and throw it sideways off a 120ft double, or get a real sportbike and hoist one at 150mph,, then i’ll call you a gangsta, homeboy.

    • admin 6 years ago

      Lol. Yea I had similar thoughts.

  3. HH 6 years ago

    In answer to Ian’s question, you can get more stolen 80’s in a van than you can bigger bikes. The exception are the quads but fatboys need to ride too.

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