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Rise: the Movie

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by oh2tango, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. LilJen

    LilJen Reaching out with my hand sensitively

  2. OrioleBeagle

    OrioleBeagle AARROOOO!!!

    I wonder if they will do some type of "50th Anniversary" memorial tribute at the next world championships ?
  3. victoriaheidi

    victoriaheidi New Member

    Thank you, Sylvia! the 17th is a Thursday, isn't it? Hope I can go, especially considering it's playing at my local movie theater.
  4. nashvilledancer

    nashvilledancer Active Member

    Dunno, but the whole 1961 team is being inducted into the USFS Hall of Fame in Greensboro.
  5. Lucy25

    Lucy25 Well-Known Member

    So weird that one of the theaters in Michigan (Oxford) is a dinky theater in a small town. There are huge theater complexes in suburban Detroit, and they choose Oxford. Great for me living close, but a weird choice.
  6. skatemommy

    skatemommy Well-Known Member

    I just purchased my tickets. Thanks Sylvia :)
  7. michiruwater

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

    Oh yay, I'd hoped it would be showing in Ypsilanti :) Wonderful.
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  8. danceronice

    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

    Wow, there is a showing in South Bend, or near enough!
  9. Pikachuusb

    Pikachuusb Active Member

    I saw commercials for this during the Skate America telecast :) I sooo want to go see it!! Skating, history and a documentary in one? I'm sold. Bad thing is that our lease is up in Feb(yea!! Goodbye Vegas) and we are either moving back to Pasadena or to Orlando. As long as we leave Vegas I'm happy, but I don't know where to buytickets for. Hopefully they will continue to sell tickets for the showings for awhile. If they sell out whichever place we go, buying a DVD might be the only way for me to see this.
  10. shan

    shan Well-Known Member

    I can't believe there's a showing in Concord, NC (about half hour from me). I suppose I'll be there all alone because I don't know anyone who watches figure skating in my area. But who cares? The film looks fascinating! :cheer2:
  11. Visaliakid

    Visaliakid Well-Known Member

    For those who are unable to get to a theatre showing 'RISE' I obtained the battle plan that U.S. Figure Skating has developed for this event.

    From USFS's Senior Director, Marketing & Communications -

    The 'RISE' live event in NYC will be shown in theatres around the U.S. on Feb. 17, 2011.

    In the works is a future DVD release and a special DVD distribution to all U.S. Figure Skating clubs at Governing council in May. Clubs will be encouraged to hold a private showing for members. The DVD will include the full 2/17 event, as well as special segments, extended versions/cuts, etc.

    In addition, we are working on a TV distribution partner for next fall. We have some blackout periods after the event on 2/17 per our contract with Fathom events, but once those have expired we will announce more about these distribution channels.

    Finally, icenwork.com will be the exclusive online distributor of the RISE event after we have exhausted the channels mentioned above.
  12. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

    Any possibility or info. on it being a regular Theater release?
  13. Anita18

    Anita18 Well-Known Member

    I was surprised it's playing the local "big" theater here and then I was like, "Well duh, Mirai lives here!" :lol:
  14. AnnieBgood

    AnnieBgood Active Member

    She battled breast cancer.
  15. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

    Say does anyone know if it's going to be shown near me? I can't get the link. BTW. I keep wondering about the Pairs Team of Ludmila and Oleg Protopopov. The 1964 Gold Medalist that I saw at mmy Rink coaching one time. Does anyone have or know how far back their Nationals competitive Record goes? Because I've been wondering if that Team competed in the 1961 Nationals. They just never qualified for the Olympics.In which case it would be a case of what COULD have happened. I'd really love to know if I was indeed previged to find the sole-survivors of that Nationals Pairs Discipline on my Rinks Doorstep. Does anyone know
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2010
  16. Sylvia

    Sylvia Still recovering from Worlds...

  17. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

    It does look good. But they're not going the "Oh well, they died, but at least they made room for the next generation so it was all to the good!" route, are they? I know, sounds like a silly question, but anything like that really bugs me.
  18. chipso1

    chipso1 Well-Known Member

    I don't think so. The death of the 1961 world team didn't really "make room" for the next generation of skaters anyway. TPTB at U.S. Figure Skating asked Barbara Roles-Williams to come back and compete in 1962. It wasn't until 1964 that Peggy Fleming won her first National title, and even she wasn't contending for World or Olympic medals that year. I think if Laurence Owen was alive in 61-64, there's no doubt she would have been (remained) the top U.S. woman.
  19. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have the list of the cast of who's playing who? BTW.is there any way anyone here who can locate a copy of the movie to send me after it comes out? As it may be the only way I could see it.
  20. Lanie

    Lanie Well-Known Member

    FSWer, it's a documentary, so it's just interviews and so on I think. :)
  21. Lily Cai

    Lily Cai New Member

    Hopefully there is going to be a DVD release. For overseas skating fans like me, it's the only way to see it.
    There are few skating films. Hope there will be more and more figure skating films or TV series. It's such a beautiful sports. A figure skating film could cover so many interesting elements about the sports, like the music, the dances, the skaters, etc.
  22. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

    Are you talking US Nationals?
  23. Sylvia

    Sylvia Still recovering from Worlds...

    FSWer, Ludmila and Oleg Protopopov are the 1964 and 1968 Olympic pair champions from Russia who competed for the former Soviet Union (see their profile: http://www.pairsonice.net/profileview.php?pid=99 ) so they never would have competed at US Nationals.

    How neat that you saw them at your rink coaching -- was it recently?
  24. Sylvia

    Sylvia Still recovering from Worlds...

    Here's a nice entry on Ryan Jahnke's MySkatingMall.com blog: http://myskatingmall.com/blog/2010/11/14/adam-rippon-donates-outfits-for-the-memorial-fund/
  25. Spinner

    Spinner Where's my book?

    I'm going to see it with manleywoman, whee! :cheer2:
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  26. Sylvia

    Sylvia Still recovering from Worlds...

    Last edited: Jan 5, 2011
  27. Sylvia

    Sylvia Still recovering from Worlds...

    RISE had its world premiere Saturday at the Palm Springs International Film Festival: http://www.mydesert.com/article/20110109/SPORTS/101090350/Documentary-recalls-skating-tragedy
  28. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

    Say,does anyone know i it's going to DVD like any other movie? If so,could someone please let me know when it does? Or is it posible if anyone here could please get me a DVD. copy of the movie when it comes out and send it to me? As I don't believe from what I saw that the movie was ever shown in my area. BTW. do we have a list of the cast on-line?
  29. Sylvia

    Sylvia Still recovering from Worlds...

    It's a documentary film so there are no actors. The storytellers (narrators) are listed here: http://www.rise1961.com/about-the-film/storytellers/
    They are: Brian Boitano, Peggy Fleming, Dorothy Hamill, Scott Hamilton, Michelle Kwan.

    There's a behind-the-scenes photo gallery of the filming at: http://www.rise1961.com/multimedia/

    There may be more information about a possible DVD after the film is shown nationwide on February 17, 2011.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2011
  30. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

    So pics were just taken from books,etc. for the film,and they tell the story?