Director Gondry... captures this day in Brooklyn with a relaxed, perceptive eye that lets the participants on both sides of the stage speak for themselves.

— Bill White, Seattle PI

Dave Chappelle’s Block Party

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Featuring a live performance from Demetrius “6ixx” Similien.

In 2004, fresh off two groundbreaking seasons of his wildly popular Comedy Central show, comedian Dave Chappelle hosted an exuberant end-of-summer block party in Brooklyn with performances by The Roots, Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Common, Kanye West, and John Legend — many as they waited on the precipice of superstardom. A dynamic tribute to Wattstax and a celebration of hip-hop in the early years of the 21st century.

Directed by Michel Gondry.

2005. USA. 103 minutes. Rated R for language.
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