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02-18-2011, 01:36 AM
Or did it get a rise out of you?

Do you think the memorial fund donation will be on the "rise"?

Me, I decided to skip it. If it's shown again in my town in March I'll probably do it. BUt I'd like to hear what people think of the show.

02-18-2011, 01:45 AM
Why did you decide to skip it in the end?

02-18-2011, 01:47 AM
Did someone official say the film would be shown again in March? Really?

02-18-2011, 01:53 AM
USFigureSkating tweeted Encore showing of RISE added for Monday, March 7 at select locations! http://www.fathomevents.com/sports/event/riseencore.aspx #RISE1961

02-18-2011, 02:07 AM
Wow, I'm so shocked, my area will be showing the encore!

The Village Idiot
02-18-2011, 02:12 AM
Well my theater had a complete failure. No movie. They couldn't get the satellite to work. We had audio for a while but no pic, but they couldn't fix it. A free pass to come again doesn't really seem like an appropriate make up for their mess up. Should've known when there was no pre-show there'd be no show show. Got there at 7:30...nothing til 8:20. And total abandonment at 8:30. Too late to even jump to another theater though the next nearest theater was sold out.


02-18-2011, 02:23 AM
Why did you decide to skip it in the end?

Because I would have needed a ride home from someone. I don't have a car with me today

ETA: I'm sorry to hear the mess, Village Id.

02-18-2011, 02:58 AM
I wish I could report that it was wonderful, BUT, the theater I went to (3rd Ave and 11th St, NYC) had "technical issues". We never got a picture at all and we didn't get any sound until 8:20 and then only for 2 minutes. Needless to say we all got refunds and a free movie pass.

The Village Idiot - were you at the same theater as me? I suspect you were.

02-18-2011, 03:36 AM
I loved it. It was really well done, IMO.

My only complaint: it was REALLY dark for the live portion as well as the skating numbers filmed in Greensboro. You could barely see anyone.

02-18-2011, 03:38 AM
I loved it so much.

I clapped loudly for Ryan Bradley, and these girls gave me a weird look, but I was like yeah whatevs, it's Ryan, how could you NOT clap.

Very touching story. Planning on going again on March 7th.

02-18-2011, 03:39 AM
The movie was well done. I enjoyed it. The live stuff could have been a little better but it was ok. I could not believe how horribly skinny Vera Wang was..

02-18-2011, 03:43 AM
I really enjoyed it. I was afraid it was going to be "RA-RA-U-S-A is the best!", but it wasn't, not at all. It was lovely and touching. I loved how they portrayed the skaters and coaches as human - not perfect, but wonderful all the same.

I have to say Ron Ludington was one of the best parts.

02-18-2011, 03:43 AM
It was very well done. I could have done without Peter Carruthers bookending the movie, but the documentary itself was very polished and professional.

I must say, though, that while everyone kept saying that this is a story no one knows and that people in skating don't talk about it, I had heard just about all of it before and think that most longtime skating fans have, too.

02-18-2011, 03:43 AM
The old clips were priceless - every lady had such a beautiful layback spin. Gary Clark got the most laughs! The pair team advertising cigarettes was just surreal....

02-18-2011, 03:43 AM
Loved it -- absolutely LOVED it. They did a wonderful job.

But I feel bad for all the people who had technical issues! :(

(Have to agree with Prancer about Carruthers -- what was UP with him? I thought he was about to spontaneously combust or something.)