LaChapelle reveals the captivating qualities of gritty street dancing, and his film is a touching story of hope, vitality and art rising from the bleakest conditions.

— Claudia Puig, USA Today


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Special introduction and dance performance by FUSE Arts Alliance.

Director: David LaChapelle

This documentary-filmmaking debut by celebrated photographer David LaChapelle is an arresting portrait of clowning and krumping in Los Angeles. Tracing the emergence of the forms in the wake of the Los Angeles Rebellion of 1992, R ize captures how dancer Tommy “The Clown” Johnson developed elastic, improvisatory Clowning, which would lay the foundation for competitive Krumping, a rapid, awe-inspiring form of dance that progresses at such a speed that the film presents the disclaimer “the footage in this film has not been sped up in any way.”

Fuse Arts Alliance seeks to connect independent artists with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate their artistic ability. Fuse provides the platform for artists to be seen, heard, and loved.

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Richard A. Harpootlian, P.A.

2005. USA. 86 minutes. Rated PG-13 for suggestive content, drug references, language, and brief nudity.