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PG-13| 1 hr. 25 min.

Plot Summary
Celebrated fashion photographer David LaChapelle makes his documentary filmmaking debut with a visually arresting film shot on the streets of Los Angeles' gritty South Central neighborhood. After his community is nearly destroyed in the days of violent race riots after the 1992 Rodney King verdict, dancer Tommy "The Clown" Johnson creates a kinetic, athletic form of hip-hop competitive dancing that he dubs clowning, which later breaks through to the mainstream as krumping.

Cast: Tommy the Clown

Director: David LaChapelle

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Rize (2005)

Release Date: January 21st, 2005|1 hr. 25 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    There's no way to take your eyes off it. show more

  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Riveting. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A touching story of hope, vitality and art rising from the bleakest conditions. show more

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