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Academy and UCLA to Screen “Rize” and “Favela Rising” in Doc Series

Academy and UCLA to Screen "Rize" and "Favela Rising" in Doc Series

Two documentary features, “Rize” and “Favela Rising,” will be screened on Wednesday, May 9, as the next installment in the 2006-2007 “Contemporary Documentaries” series, presented by the Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the UCLA Film & Television Archive. The screenings will begin at 7 p.m. at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Admission is free. Directed by David LaChapelle, “Rize” explores a dance phenomenon occurring in the streets of South Central Los Angeles known as “krumping.” “Favela Rising” takes viewers to Vigario Geral, one of Rio de Janeiro’s most notorious slums, or favelas–home to teenage drug armies, ferocious violence and countless murders. In the film, one man, Anderson Sa, rallies his community to deploy music and dance as weapons against drug lords, corrupt police and the oppression of their surroundings. For more information, call (310) 247-3600. [Brian Brooks]

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