Film review

Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story

February 27, 2012
By Jack Graul

Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story was not the talk of Tinseltown ahead of Sunday's 85th Academy Awards. Overlooked for Best Documentary Feature, it is unlikely this low-budget, independent film will ever register with mainstream audiences. Yet award show nominations and red carpet invitations are not the yardsticks by which to measure the impact of Rise & Shine. Writer-producer-directors Ranko Tutulugdzija and Nick Lewis never had such lofty aims. Their objective was always ...

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