Cast: Donielle Tremaine Hansley, Jahi Di'Allo Winston, Kezii Curtis, Meek Mill, Teyonah Parris, Will Catlett
City Parking (Across the street from Bronx Terminal Market)
151st Street South Lot (Entrance on the corner of Gerard Ave. and 151St Street)
100 E 151st St
Bronx, NY 10451
A Baltimore teen has to choose between preparing for a future as a veterinarian and “getting money” in a dirt bike gang’s drug operation in this electric feature from Puerto Rican director Angel Manuel Soto. Pulsing with teen gusto, thumping hip-hop, and amazing bike tricks, Charm City Kings won the hearts of audience and critics alike at its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, taking home the Special Jury Award.
Fourteen-year-old Mouse desperately wants to join the Midnight Clique, an infamous group of Baltimore dirt-bike riders who rule the summertime streets. His older brother was their top rider before his tragic death—a loss that consumes Mouse as much as his passion for bikes. Mouse’s mom and his police mentor, Detective Rivers, work overtime to help the charismatic teen reach his full potential, but when the Midnight Clique’s leader takes the boy under his wing, the lure of revving his own dirt bike skids Mouse toward a road way past the straight and narrow. Based on the documentary 12 O’Clock Boys, Charm City Kings is one boy’s unforgettable journey toward manhood.