• Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2005)

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Dave Chappelle's Block Party Poster

Release Date: March 3rd, 2006

DVD Release Date: June 13th, 2006

R|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
Actor, writer and comic Dave Chappelle loads up a bus with residents of his Ohio hometown and takes them to Brooklyn, N.Y. Once there, the travelers enjoy a concert featuring Kanye West, the Fugees, Big Daddy Kane and others. Rehearsal footage and Chappelle's brand of comedy enliven the proceedings.

Cast: Dave Chappelle

Director: Michel Gondry

Genres: Comedy, Music, Documentary

Production Co: Bob Yari Productions, Pilot Boy Productions

Distributors: Rogue Arts, Focus Features

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  • The comedian has had his ups and downs recently, but the film is pure up, a wonderfully genial and inclusive record -- not that the music is devoid of anger or social protest -- of a day-long, freestyle show.

  • The word "community" has become a cliche, but this party, both backstage and before the crowd, illustrates a specific sense of cultural community and the singular bliss of standing on a city street in late-summer rain for a once-in-a-lifetime concert. show more

  • Ain't nothin' but a party, y'all. show more

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