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Block Party (2006)

Block Party

Overview


Genre

Documentary, Musical

Release Date

March 03, 2006

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

103 min.

Production Budget

$3 millions

Studio

Focus Features

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Michel Gondry

Producer

Michel Gondry, Dave Chappelle, Julie Fong, Bob Yari

Screenwriter

Dave Chappelle

Starring

Story


Dave Chappelle's Block Party spotlights comedy superstar Dave Chappelle as he presents a Brooklyn neighborhood with its very own once-in-a-lifetime free block party. The unprecedented combination of comedy and music was shot on location. In addition to Mr. Chappelle performing all-new material, the stellar roster of artists includes Kanye West, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common, Dead Prez, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, the Roots, Cody ChesnuTT, Big Daddy Kane, and - reunited for their first performance in over seven years - the Fugees. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michel Gondry and his Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind cinematographer Ellen Kuras capture all of the exclusive performances and crowd excitement on an unforgettable Saturday afternoon and night, as well as (earlier in the week) private rehearsals footage and Mr. Chappelle in the small Ohio town he calls home.

In Ohio, Mr. Chappelle wandered through town handing out golden tickets to invite several dozen citizens to join the party, providing transportation and lodging for their first-time-ever visit to Brooklyn. Ohio's Central State University marching band made the trip and helped kick off the festivities at the intersection of Quincy and Downing Streets. As a diverse crowd comes together, Mr. Chappelle's freestyle wit guides them (and us) through a day-long, life-affirming celebration of music and comedy, history and community. The lineup of performers is distinguished not only by the caliber of their music but also by the strength and power that their art draws from keeping their creativity pure.

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Renee Neufville
Dave Chappelle's Block Party New York City Premiere
Feb 28, 2006
Damien Fahey
Dave Chappelle's Block Party New York City Premiere
Feb 28, 2006

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..it's impossible not to get caught up in this party's good vibe..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]
“..one block party you won't wanna miss..”
by [E! Online]
“..very insightful and politically motivated concert doc..”
by Tim Cogshell [Boxoffice Magazine]