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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.

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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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A Beautiful, yet underrated master piece! 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
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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
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:
David LaChapelle was introduced to krump dancing on the set of Christina Aguilera's "Dirrty" video, which he also directed.See more »
Quotes:
Miss Prissy:[on people saying South Central L.A. is dangerous] It's not dangerous, it's life.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Urban Justice (2007) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Bye and ByeSee more »

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15 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
A Beautiful, yet underrated master piece!, 11 July 2005
Author: Freddy Wilson from United States

When I saw the "Rize" trailers at first I was afraid that this would be yet another movie depicting the African-American experience through slanted and distorted filters ignorance and the media would have "White America" and the rest of the world believe. After a few minutes though I found that I couldn't have been more wrong.

"Rize" is a wonderful piece of cinematic gold. It shows us what movies can really accomplish. It shows that what makes a movie "good" isn't a "Big budget" rehash of the same mindless drivel Hollywood has shoved down our throats for the past years. But a movie with substance.

If you have read the other reviews and summaries for this movie me telling you about the "plot" or "characters" is a waste of space. Also If you have read the other reviews you will see that quite a few people believe that "Rize" is just "You got Served" with face paint. People who have written this make me believe that they must have been watching a "spoof" on TV or watching commercials, and coming to there own conclusions.

"You got Served" is to the African-American Dance culture as "From Justin to Kelly" is to musicals. YGS was a the same type of group vs. rival group with "mild" drama of a betrayal of a former member that was depicted in "Bring it On" or "Good Burger" and countless other films for the 12-17 age demographic. It was a film mostly for fans to get a last few glimpses of the former music group B2k and leader of the former group immature (or IMX) together for the last time (sort of like "Spice World"). In this since it served its purpose well.

Knowing this you can see that it would be a "closed minded" and "ignorant" person to even link these two movies together. And my advice to those who choose to do so is: To actually see the movies you choose to harshly critique. You may even find that "One of these movies is not like the other" As one is a documentary and the other a "teen flick". Also I have noticed in reviews previous to mine that the movie "Be cool" is mentioned due to its brief "cameo-esque" snippet of the dance style. "Be Cool" was mentioned to be the first discovery of the dance style. This is simply not true, as ONE of the first showings of this dance style can be credited to Missy Elliot in her music video "I'm really Hot".

Another method of discrediting this movie is by attacking the director for just being "Christina's music video director" or a "photographer". Though I can honestly say that I am nor have ever been a fan of Christina Aguilera's work...I certainly do not hold this against Mr. La'Chappelle because unlike most respected and honored directors who turn a blind eye to movies like this because they aren't "Oscar worthy" he stepped in, and in his own artistic and beautiful way shuns the myths and stereotypes that have plagued the African-American people. (Especially young people residing in urban areas and ghettos for no fault of there own are labeled as "thugs" and "gangsta's" are now being known as "Artists" and "Visionaries" due to them turning back to their roots in Africa).

I hope more movies will come out like this and liberate all races from their own stereotypes.

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