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2013 — 49th Chicago Film Festival

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12 O'Clock Boys 12 O'Clock Boys

Director: Lotfy Nathan

The 12 O’Clock Boys are a notorious urban dirt bike pack, weaving through the streets of Baltimore at dizzying speeds. In this wild, dynamic documentary, their stunning antics are seen through the eyes of young adolescent Pug - a bright kid obsessed with the riders and willing to do anything to join their ranks. 12 O’Clock Boys presents the compelling, intimate story of a young boy in search of his dangerous, thrilling dream.


12 Years a Slave 12 Years a Slave

Director: Steve McQueen

12 Years A Slave is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) forever alters his life. Also starring Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael K. Williams, and Alfre Woodard.


6 Versus 6 6 Versus 6

Director: Pius Naumaier

An adventurous and immersive underwater journey, hidden from the outside world.

Part of Shorts 6: Nature or Nurture?

German, 8