Synopsis: Reveals a groundbreaking dance phenomenon that's exploding on the streets of South Central, Los Angeles. Taking advantage of unprecedented access, this documentary film bring to first light a revolutionary form of artistic expression borne from oppression. The aggressive and visually stunning dance modernizes moves indigenous to African tribal rituals and features mind-blowing, athletic movement sped up to impossible speeds. We meet Tommy Johnson (Tommy the Clown), who first created the style as a response to the 1992 Rodney King riots and named it Clowning, as well as the kids who developed the movement into what they now call Krumping. The kids use dance as an alternative to gangs and hustling: they form their own troupe and paint their faces like warriors, meeting to outperform rival gangs of dancers or just to hone their skills. For the dancers, Krumping becomes a way of life--and, because it's authentic expression (in complete opposition to the bling-bling hip-hop culture), the da
Director(s): David LaChapelle
Production: Lions Gate Films
  1 win & 3 nominations.
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86 min

Break it down

Say, "Break it down"

Break it down

Say, "Break it down"

Break it down

Bam. OK, it's about to get down,

y'all. Check this out.

As I started gettin' older...

I started lookin'

at the way these kids dance...

and I started grabbin' 'em.

I had another girl,

another guy...

and then it just started

spreading like that.

Larry is, like...

one of the oldest

clown members that I have.

I consider him

to be my right-hand man...

'cause he been with me

through day one.

Tommy is

a father figure to Larry.

Sometimes, when Larry

get off the ringer...

and have the attitudes

and be way-out crazed...

I say, "OK, that's it."

That's my threat.

See, that's my weapon... Tommy.

I say, "OK, that's it.

Let me get the phone.

"Let me call Tommy right now,

see now what time it is.

"No more clowning for you."

I say, "OK, Tommy,

your son is off the ringer."

So I tell him now. Tommy say,

"Yeah, I wanna talk to Larry."

I say, "Well, that's your son.

Holler at him."

'Cause to tell the truth,

he has more control.

Tommy have Larry in the palm

of his hands right now.

I have been

Larry dad for a long time...

to where if he's slippin'

in school and grades...

I have to smash on him

and let him know...

"Hey, come here and do

your homework, homie"...

and if you get to where I say...

"Hey, you can't clown

this weekend and next week"...

it hurts, you know?

'Cause they love to do it.

Hey, I want him to be a Blood

or I want him to be a Crip...

"No, I'm not gonna be either.

I wanna be a Clown."

That's how

he separated hisself...

from all the bullcrap

out here in Holly-Watts.

Most of my family is, like,

on this block, city of Watts.

Man, we... we right here

in the... in the lion's den...

the pit of snakes.

What's up, Little George?

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