Two documentaries have been added to the lineup of the Chattanooga Film Festival—12 O’Clock Boys, which tells the story of a notorious urban dirt bike pack in Baltimore, and Teenage, which traces youth culture from the end of the 19th century to the first half of the 20th century.
12 O’Clock Boys, directed by Lotfy Nathan, the stunning antics of the young dirt bikers are envisioned through the eyes of young adolescent Pug, a bright kid from the Westside obsessed with the riders and willing to do anything to join their ranks.
Teenage, directed by Matt Wolf, is a living collage of rare archival material, filmed portraits, and diary entries read by Jena Malone (The Hunger Games), Ben Whishaw (Skyfall), and others. It is set to a brilliant, contemporary score by Bradford Cox (Deerhunter / Atlas Sound).
"These two films blew me away,” said CFF Director Chris Dortch. “12 O’Clock Boys made my heart pound and made me realize I knew nothing about the Baltimore I thought I learned about while watching The Wire. It feels dangerous and alive. Teenage is sure to please history hounds and cinephiles alike with its amazing assembled look at youth culture.”
The CFF is scheduled April 3-6. The event will offer four days of independent films at the Carmike Majestic in downtown Chattanooga, five education panels to local and regional filmmakers and social events for filmmakers and fans of cinema.
You can see the trailer for 12 O'Clock Boys here.
You can see the trailer for Teenage here.