Raisin' Kane: A Rapumentary (2001)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 01/30/2001
An examination of young Black men who are becoming entrepreneurs in hip hop culture.
Dir: Alison Duke
With: N/A
Raising Victor Vargas

Raising Victor Vargas (2003)

Rated: R Runtime: 88 minutes Release date: 03/27/2003
Manhattan's gritty, majestic Lower East Side is the sweltering romantic playground for Victor Vargas, a self-styled teenaged Casanova who, despite his adolescent hubris, has a lot to learn about love. Eager to protect his street-cred after his friends discover he's been sleeping with upstairs neighbour "Fat Donna", Victor sets out to nab a new girl. Much to her annoyance, popular "Juicy Judy"...

Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and the Cops (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/05/2014
Examines how law enforcement has been compiling secret dossiers on hundreds of hip-hop artists and executives for years. Features New York Police Department surveillance footage, along with other law-enforcement authorities involved in the surveillance activities--the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Los Angels Police Department, and a nationwide task force set up by the Drug Enforcement...

Rap Therapy (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 05/20/2014
The story and work of Blake Le Vine, the "Rap Therapist."

Redemption (2003)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 12/12/2003
An emerging group of young, upper-class African American friends try to negotiate their way into adulthood and professional success.

Rent (2005)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 135 minutes Release date: 11/22/2005
In New York's East Village, a group of bohemians struggle to express themselves through their art and strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic. Roger is an aspiring songwriter who has emotionally shut down after his girlfriend's suicide. Despite his attraction, he is reluctant to start a new romance with his downstairs neighbor Mimi...
Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway

Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway (2008)

Rated: None Runtime: 165 minutes Release date: 09/23/2008
In New York City's gritty East Village, a group of bohemians struggle to live and pay their rent. "Measuring their lives in love," these starving artists strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic.
Dir: N/A
With: N/A

Rest in Peace Cuervo Jones (2001)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 129 minutes Release date: 11/29/2001
Cuervo Jones is a low level 'gangsta' who dreams of one day becoming a rap star. When a powerful drug lord's cocaine is stolen and his girlfriend is caught cheating, all guns point to Cuervo and a bounty is put on his head. Suddenly, the cops and the underworld are both out for the money the drug lord has put on Cuervo's head. Dodging bullets, back-stabbing babes and boys in the hood, Cuervo makes...

Reunion (2005)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 11/29/2005
Cold-hearted professor Dominique is suffering from kidney failure. While attending the Smith and Wesson family reunion, she tries to approach estranged sister, CeCe, for a transplant. However, the two of them have too many unresolved issues from their childhood. At great emotional expense, CeCe tries to confront past demons to find forgiveness and healing. Struggling with her own vulnerability...

The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang (2006)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 89 minutes Release date: 11/29/2006
Dee Miller is a former tap-dancing prodigy. She can barely find the energy to braid a few heads at her mother's beauty salon, until a handsome dance instructor and her mother's gambling addiction jolt Dee out of her lethargy.

Rize (2005)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 85 minutes Release date: 06/23/2005
A chronicle that reveals a groundbreaking dance phenomenon that's exploding on the streets of South Central, Los Angeles; it is a revolutionary form of artistic expression borne from oppression. The dance, aggressive and visually stunning, modernizes moves indigenous to African tribal rituals and features mind-blowing, athletic movement sped up to impossible speeds. We meet Tommy Johnson (Tommy...

Rock Fresh (2004)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 81 minutes Release date: 11/29/2004
An exploration of the evolution and world of graffiti. Featuring graffiti artists Kofie, Axis, Clae, Trixter, Dye 5, Tyer, JoJo, Gacha and Chase, we follow them from live graffiti battles and gallery showcases, to underground parties and late night bombing sessions, to Hollywood alleyways and Tokyo skyscrapers. Lifting the veil to reveal how these graffiti artists struggle between the codes of the...
Dir: Danny Lee
With: N/A
Rock the Bells

Rock the Bells (2007)

Rated: None Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 04/10/2007
Rock The Bells is the story of the 2004 'Rock the Bells' festival in San Bernardino, California. Personifying the fierce independence and do-it-yourself spirit of the Hip Hop movement, festival producer Chang Weisberg puts everything on-the-line for his impossible dream of reuniting notorious no-shows The Wu-Tang Clan. The story follows Weisberg and his guerilla promotion team as they fight for...