Documentary


The Riot and the Dance


MPAA Rating:
Not Rated
Genre:
Documentary
Runtime:
90 mins
Stars:
Dr. Gordon Wilson
Director:
N.D. Wilson
Producer:
Aaron Rench

Content at a Glance

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Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

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none
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on-screen acts of romance
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infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
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inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
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graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
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Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
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Violence

Violence

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
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on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
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Drugs

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

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none
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occasional drinking by secondary characters (i.e., man in bar)
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historically accurate use of alcohol and tobacco products
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continuous drinking and drug use common throughout
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drug/alcohol used many times by main character(s) shown in a positive light
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Nudity

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

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none
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baby’s behind; shirtless men, low cut shirts, short skirts seen occasionally on women
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rear nudity that is not suggestive such as skinny dipping from a distance; cleavage
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sexually suggestive and revealing clothing or underwear is common throughout
4-5:
frontal nudity
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Other

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

Lead characters that exhibit disrespect for authority, lying, cheating, stealing, illegal activity, witchcraft or sorcery

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none
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mild-moderate with consequences
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moderate poor behavior
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moderate-heavy behavior with no consequences
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extreme portrayals, condoned or excused
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Sex


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Violence


some images of animals eating prey

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Synopsis

Join in the glorious uproar of creation with The Riot and the Dance, a boisterous new nature documentary featuring a biologist who was once told he would never succeed if he kept blabbing about all that silly Creator-creature nonsense. But now you can follow along with Dr. Gordon Wilson as he traverses our planet, basking in God’s masterpieces whether he’s catching wildlife in his own backyard or in the jungles of Sri Lanka. (Yeah, he did get bitten, but not by the cobra.)

Showstopping footage and powerful narration will open your eyes to the extraordinary glory found all over the animal kingdom. From leopards and langurs to vipers and elephants and beyond, The Riot and the Dance is a cinematic exploration that you won’t want to miss.


Movie Message

Dr. Gordon Wilson’s The Riot and the Dance leads us through “God’s living art museum” where we find nothing is mundane. We are challenged to pierce the membrane of clouded vision, revealing a vivid world of intricate design, rendered generously by our God and Designer. The film is unhindered by the secular denial of the supernatural and amazes us with many surgically complex and beautiful creature designs. We are free to look honestly at the simple obvious: where there is design, there is a designer. Not so hard to figure out. From Yellowstone to the rainforest, from the Sonoran Desert to Sri Lanka, Dr. Gordon treks through a rainbow of worlds, immersing us in stunning detail, captured by intensely rich photography which would elicit envy from Nat Geo.

From the warrior-like bighorned sheep and the territorial seals, to the green poisonous toad and the grieving elephant, this well-written documentary succeeds in piquing our awe of the endless detail God has given us to enjoy. Interesting and powerful music is strategically interwoven with animal movements, majestic, calculating or deadly. Nothing mundane here. The infrared-sensing night vision revealing pits of the viper remind us there is more riot than dance out there, and we become aware of Creation, compromised by sin, broken by the Fall and longing for the promised new Creation. The Riot and the Dance honors and celebrates God, the great Designer, and it will thrill the entire family, earning the Dove All Ages Award.

For All Ages

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