2007-08-13 10:21


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 radical new 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 charts the rise of this dance phenomenon.

What the critics are saying:

"Rize is a compelling, bittersweet hybrid of a movie, one celebrating an enormous and hitherto unsung underground talent, while suggesting that art goes only so far in solving the enormous challenges of the underprivileged life."
- Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune

"Eye-popping lensing and an appreciation of social complexities combine for an entirely satisfying experience."
- Robert Koehler, Variety

"A vibrant eruption of motion and attitude."
- Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

"The most remarkable thing about Rize is that it is real."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

An electrifying documentary about the explosion of "krumping" - a radical new dance style born in the slums of South Central Los Angeles.

Danielle 2006/03/13 4:36 PM
Shot! This movie was good. I'm not into the whole hip hop scene, but this movie made me have a deep sense of appreciation for what I have, aswell as a great respect for these people who try to RIZE up out of their sircumstances. The Lords of Dogtown
Angela 2006/03/13 4:53 PM
rize The dancing looks just like brake dancing. Just with a bit of dancing added to it. no
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