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Rize (2005)

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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.

Director:

David LaChapelle
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Larry Berry Larry Berry ... Himself
Tommy the Clown ... Himself
Dragon Dragon ... Himself
Jassy Marie Jassy Marie ... Lil Mama Dancer
La Niña La Niña ... Herself
Miss Prissy Miss Prissy ... Herself
Kevin Scott Richardson ... Music producer
Christopher Toler ... Lil C
Ceasare Willis Ceasare Willis ... Tight Eyez
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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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Genres:

Documentary | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for suggestive content, drug references, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pathos gia zoi See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,574,787, 26 June 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,278,611, 17 July 2005
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Dedicated to the memory of Quinesha "Lil Dimples" Dunford. See more »

Quotes

Swoop: The sky is the limit, and there is no limit.
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Connections

Referenced in Urban Justice (2007) See more »

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Written by Anwar Burton, Richmond Talauega, Anthony Talauega and Jose Cancella
Courtesy of No Label/Liquor Barrel, LLC
By Arrangement with Red Ronin
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In a word, amazing!
27 June 2005 | by kjinla_2000See all my reviews

I FELT this movie. I understood it on a cellular level. I'm Afrian American, I'm over 50, and I didn't grow up in a neighborhood like these kids. I had ballet lessons, was a Brownie and a Girl Scout, yada, yada, yada. But I FELT this movie. I understood how and why they danced the way they did. I would have liked to know how the Asian clowns/krumpers got started and if they compete in the dance-offs. The same for the white genexer who felt he belonged with the clowns/krumpers. My hope is that some of these kids will find their way into society. Not every producer/director can feel proud of his or her work. This one can.


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