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Rize is a documentary by photographer David LaChapelle about the intertwined dance movements of Klowning and Krumping in East LA. The film does a great job of getting out of the way of the dancers, presenting their lives and dancing with neither sensationalism nor sentimentality. There's even a movie-cliche-style public "dance battle" near the end of the movie, and there's a "winner", but it doesn't seem like the end of the story -- it's just another marker along many life stories.

FuzzyCo grade: A