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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.

Director:

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

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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

Miss Prissy: [on people saying South Central L.A. is dangerous] It's not dangerous, it's life.
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Spoofed in Date Movie (2006) See more »

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Written by Richmond Talauega & Anthony Talauega
Courtesy of Red Ronin
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Textbook for Life
19 August 2005 | by jmbwithcatsSee all my reviews

We need movies like this. we need to allow ourselves to be touched.

So we can learn to be human beings, people need to learn to be humane to each other. Forget gender, forget color, forget beliefs, we all human underneath, we all drown, we all bleed, we all are scared, we all want to express ourselves, and we all deserve that respect.

Learn to give that to everyone you meet. You might never see them again.

I feel privileged these people shared their lives with me. We can learn so much from what the people in this documentary are sharing with us about community, and culture, and humanity.


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