Rize


1h 25m 2005

Brief Synopsis

A chronicle that reveals a groundbreaking dance phenomenon that's exploding on the streets of South Central, Los Angeles; it is a revolutionary form of artistic expression borne from oppression. The dance, aggressive and visually stunning, modernizes moves indigenous to African tribal rituals and fe

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Dance
Documentary
Drama
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Dark Fibre; Element Films; Red Ronin Productions
Distribution Company
Lionsgate; 24 Bilder; Cooperative Nouveau Cinema (Cnc); Entertainment One; Entertainment One Films Australia Pty, Ltd.; La Fabrique De Films; Lionsgate; Lionsgate; Lionsgate; Officine Ubu S.R.L.; Ster-Kinekor
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

Synopsis

A chronicle that reveals a groundbreaking dance phenomenon that's exploding on the streets of South Central, Los Angeles; it is a revolutionary form of artistic expression borne from oppression. The dance, aggressive and visually stunning, 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 out-perform 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 dance becomes a vital part of who they are.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Dance
Documentary
Drama
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Dark Fibre; Element Films; Red Ronin Productions
Distribution Company
Lionsgate; 24 Bilder; Cooperative Nouveau Cinema (Cnc); Entertainment One; Entertainment One Films Australia Pty, Ltd.; La Fabrique De Films; Lionsgate; Lionsgate; Lionsgate; Officine Ubu S.R.L.; Ster-Kinekor
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer June 24, 2005

Released in United States on Video October 25, 2005

Released in United States 2005

Released in United States January 2005

Released in United States June 2005

Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 19-November 3, 2005.

Shown at IFP/Los Angeles Film Festival (Ford Amphitheatre) June 16-26, 2005.

Based on the short film "Krumped" directed by David LaChapelle.

Lions Gate Films acquired distribution rights at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival for a reported sum of just under $1 million.

Released in United States Summer June 24, 2005

Released in United States on Video October 25, 2005

Released in United States 2005 (Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 19-November 3, 2005.)

Released in United States January 2005 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (American Spectrum) January 20-30, 2005.)

Released in United States June 2005 (Shown at IFP/Los Angeles Film Festival (Ford Amphitheatre) June 16-26, 2005.)