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Rize -- RIZE chronicles a dance movement that rises out of South Central Los Angeles with roots in clowning and street youth culture.
Rize -- 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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5 August 2005 (Canada) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Great Documentary, Great Story See more (45 total) »

Cast

 
Larry Berry ... Himself

Tommy the Clown ... Himself
Dragon ... Himself
La Niña ... Herself
Miss Prissy ... Herself

Kevin Scott Richardson ... Music producer

Christopher Toler ... Lil C
Ceasare Willis ... Tight Eyez

Directed by
David LaChapelle 
 
Produced by
Drew Carolan .... line producer
Marc Hawker .... producer
Coleen Haynes .... line producer
Ellen Jacobson .... executive producer
Ellen Jacobson .... producer
Scott F. Kaplan .... line producer
David LaChapelle .... producer
Stavros Merjos .... executive producer
Oualid Mouaness .... line producer (as Walid J. Mouaness)
Barry Peele .... executive producer
Rebecca Skinner .... executive producer
Anthony Talauega .... co-producer
Richmond Taleuega .... co-producer
Karim Torki .... associate producer
Ishbel Whitaker .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Amy Marie Beauchamp 
Jose Cancela 
 
Cinematography by
Morgan Susser 
 
Film Editing by
Fernando Villena 
 
Production Design by
Jeff Higinbotham 
 
Makeup Department
Gregory Arlt .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Darcy Jennings .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Christopher S. Aud .... sound editor
Ryan David .... mix stage recordist
Mat Dennis .... sound recordist
Tyler Duuring .... sound mixer (as Tyler Tosh)
Michael J. Fox .... adr mixer
Terry Garcia .... assistant sound editor
David Giammarco .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Hays .... sound mixer
J. Paul Huntsman .... sound supervisor
Mark L. Mangino .... dialogue editor
Mark Patino .... field sound mixer
Gregory H. Watkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Cannon .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Michael Carter .... visual effects artist
Gregory Creaser .... digital intermediate colorist
Stephen Jennings .... digital effects artist
Ruth LeFaive .... visual effects producer
Gerald Ragland .... on-line assistant editor
Steven J. Scott .... digital intermediate colorist: EFilm
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Donovan Davis .... key grip
Sean Hellfritsch .... camera operator
Leda Maliga .... additional cinematographer
Barry Norwood .... additional photographer
Haydn Pazanti .... film loader
Sasha Rendulic .... camera operator
James Roddy .... camera operator
Joseph M. Setele .... camera operator
Michael Totten .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Sharice Babakhani .... assistant editor
Denise Brown .... telecine producer
Bob Fernley .... digital intermediate producer
Kim Graville .... telecine producer
Dave Hussey .... lead colorist
Brian Jones .... assistant editor
Jack Lewars .... assistant color timer: Efilm
P.J. Marsiglia .... colorist
Jamie Okubo .... assistant editor
Sin-Halina Sy .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Tim Hays .... music playback operator
Will Kaplan .... music editor
Jonathan McHugh .... music supervisor
Jonathan Scott Miller .... soundtrack producer
Fredrik Sarhagen .... score mixer
Anthony Talauega .... music producer
Richmond Talauega .... music producer
Suren Wijeyaratne .... music mixer
 
Other crew
Monique Barrett .... production assistant
Irwin M. Rappaport .... production attorney
Natalie Reubens .... production coordinator
Sally Steele .... publicist
Richmond Talauega .... choreographer
Brandon Trones .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Christina Aguilera .... thanks
John Byrne .... special thanks
Eminem .... thanks (as Marshall Mathers)
Lauryn Hill .... thanks
Elton John .... thanks
H. Scott Salinas .... special thanks
Suren Wijeyaratne .... thanks
 

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Rated PG-13 for suggestive content, drug references, language and brief nudity
Runtime:
86 min | Argentina:86 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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Trivia:
Dedicated to the memory of Quinesha "Lil Dimples" Dunford.See more »
Quotes:
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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Bye and ByeSee more »

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Great Documentary, Great Story, 26 September 2007
Author: darienwerfhorst from United States

Before the movie starts there is a note to the effect that none of the camera work has been speed-ed up. Once the kids start dancing, you know why this is mentioned.

The film starts with historical footage of the Watts riots in 1965, and then the Rodney Kind riots of 1992. Things are ablaze. People are getting beat up.

And then enters Tommy the Clown who is a hip-hop clown and I guess celebrity in Watts/South Central. He is a sweet man who has taken in kids who's parents are in jail, abandoned them, etc.

The dancing in this film is amazing, to be sure...you will wonder how people can move like that, so fast, so crazy, particularly when you see a 4 year old girl or a 300 pound woman do it.

But what was more astonishing was the kids in the movie. These kids have a right to be the most angry, aggressive, horrible kids ever. And yet they are generally thoughtful, generous, and very wise.

I realize some of this is in the editing, but a 20 year old kid who takes care of his siblings while Mom is in jail until she gets her act together is quite a human being, and most of these kids come across like that.

They dance as an expression of their anger, as a way to create family, and an alternative to the gang families that pop up in the void of traditional nuclear families in places like South Central.

Yes, at the end there is a scene with a bunch of them dancing in slow-mo and it looks like they've been oiled up and their hair is fabulous and you know, so what? David LaChappelle has a background in photography, and if anybody deserves to pretend to be supermodels, it's these kids.

Great great movie.

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