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Movies at the Museum:
Rize

Aug 26, 2016
8:00 PM
637 E Hyman Ave

Presenting a wide range of themes, film screenings at the AAM reveal important perspectives of filmmakers and artists of our time.

About the Summer Series

Political activist Emma Goldman was once admonished for dancing at a party, told that her activism would be taken less seriously. Her famously attributed response, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution,” claims the role of the body within the political. This summer’s Movies at the Museum program explores various expressions of dance: a means of protest, a way to overcome adversity, and a declaration of independence.

About the Film

Rize
2005

Directed by David LaChappelle
86 min
Rated PG-13

Celebrated fashion photographer David LaChappelle makes his documentary filmmaking debut, set on the streets of South Central Los Angeles. The film follows dancer Tommy “The Clown” Johnson and a new form of hip-hop dancing created after his community is nearly destroyed in the aftermath of the Rodney King verdict.

Films are presented free of charge on Level 3 at 8 p.m. Drinks and free popcorn are available at the museum café, SO, from 7:30 p.m.

AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund.

Additional support for Movies at the Museum is provided by the Etkin Family Digital Media and Moving Image Fund.
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