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Rize (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Documentary, Music  |  24 June 2005 (USA)
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Rize chronicles a dance movement that rises out of South Central Los Angeles with roots in clowning and street youth culture.

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Reveals a groundbreaking dance phenomenon that's exploding on the streets of South Central, Los Angeles. Taking advantage of unprecedented access, this documentary film bring to first light a revolutionary form of artistic expression borne from oppression. The aggressive and visually stunning dance modernizes moves indigenous to African tribal rituals and features mind-blowing, athletic movement sped up to impossible speeds. We meet Tommy Johnson (Tommy the Clown), who first created the style as a response to the 1992 Rodney King riots and named it Clowning, as well as the kids who developed the movement into what they now call Krumping. The kids use dance as an alternative to gangs and hustling: they form their own troupe and paint their faces like warriors, meeting to outperform rival gangs of dancers or just to hone their skills. For the dancers, Krumping becomes a way of life--and, because it's authentic expression (in complete opposition to the bling-bling hip-hop culture), the ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated PG-13 for suggestive content, drug references, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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$1,574,787 (USA) (24 June 2005)

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$3,278,611 (USA) (15 July 2005)
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David LaChapelle was introduced to krump dancing on the set of Christina Aguilera's "Dirrty" video, which he also directed. See more »

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Dragon: We have the belief that we can be somebody... and that we're gonna be somebody.We're gonna... we're gonna rise, no matter what.
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Austin Movie Show review
27 June 2005 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

Before you can understand "krumping" and "clowning," you've got to understand the history and people of South Central Los Angeles. Director David LaChapelle opens his documentary, Rize, with news footage and images from the 1965 Watts riots and the 1992 Rodney King riots. Out of the violence and hate came Tommy the Clown, the hip-hop clown who got kids to stop fighting and start dancing. These "clown groups" gave kids an alternative to gang life. Clown dancing grew, expanded, and evolved into an entirely new form of dance – "krumping." It may look aggressive and violent, but it's pure release, expression, and art. When LaChapelle shows footage of African tribal dancing, one can't help but see the resemblance to "krump" dancing, from the quick and deliberate body movements to the face paint, as if that dancing was in their blood. Rize gives these dancers something the rest of society has long denied them – dignity and respect. See this one.


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