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    Famed photographer David LaChapelle gets behind a different kind of lens for RIZE, his feature film debut. LaChapelle heads to Los Angeles to make his mark in the cinematic world, shooting a documentary about a style of hip-hop dance called "krumping." Dividing his time between the personal lives of the dancers and some spectacular on-screen demonstrations courtesy of the cream of the krumpers, LaChapelle's bright, vivacious photographic style makes an impressive translation to the big screen. Central to LaChapelle's film is Tommy "The Clown" Johnson. In the wake of the 1992 L.A. riots, Tommy performed as a traveling clown act for children's parties. Unable to satisfy the enormous demand for his act, Tommy set up a small clown-recruiting business which flourished under his tutelage. As the 21st century dawned, Tommy noticed his younger recruits had worked a unique and highly agile dance routine into their act, and krumping was born. LaChapelle slowly unravels the ties that bind Tommy and his cohorts throughout the movie; broken homes, domestic violence, and other horrors have cast an irrepressibly dark shadow over the dancers lives. RIZE illustrates how krumping offers a cathartic release from these personal demons, and as the dancers cavort and gyrate for the cameras, it feels like their tortured souls are literally trying to escape from their bodies. In fact, krumping has become so successful that many of the dancers have turned their back on the shadowy gang activities that formerly offered them a highly dangerous outlet for their pent-up frustrations. As the dancers perform a jaw-dropping array of moves, a deliriously infectious mixture of fun, intensity, and jubilant release pours from the screen. Playing out like a west-coast relative to fellow 2005 film, the New York-based MAD HOT BALLROOM, LaChapelle's movie gloriously demonstrates the healing powers of dance.


    UPC 031398183112
    Studio Lions Gate Home Entertainment
    Format DVD
    Genre Documentary
    Rating Parental Guidance 13+
    Dimensions 5.5" x 0.75" x 7.5" WxHxD
    Weight 0.2 lbs
    Directors David LaChapelle
    Dimensions 7.5x5.3x0.6
    Country of Origin United States

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      Very pleased with quality of product. Would highly recommend.

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      One time was enough for me, but for anyone who is interested in dance as a cultural evolution, then I highly suggest this documentary to you. David LaChappelle goes into the heart of the African-American and Asian communities to capture the dawning of a new era of unity through dance. Colorful and entertaining through and through. Forget the bloods and the crips, join up with the clown gangs!

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