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Dave Chappelle's Block Party Details


In September 2004, comedian Dave Chappelle took a break from his immensely successful Comedy Central show to stage a free, unpublicized, all-star hip-hop concert in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Inviting fans over the Internet, on the street, and even in his family's hometown of Yellow Springs, OH, Chappelle asked filmmaker Michel Gondry to document the event from its inception on through to the performances themselves. The result is Dave Chappelle's Block Party, a concert film that provides not only a sampling of the music on display that September, but also an intimate look at the comedian himself. Gondry's cameras tag along with Chappelle as he visits Ohio, recruits a university marching band to play at the show, and surveys the opinions of Clinton Hill on the show that's about to take place. Along the way, we're introduced to some the comedian's favorite acts, in rehearsals and on-stage: Dead Prez, Jill Scott, Mos Def, the Roots, Erykah Badu, Kanye West, and the surprise reuniting of the Fugees. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

  • Release date:March 3, 2006


Michel Gondry
Mustafa Abuelhija
Bob Yari
Dave Chappelle
Julie Fong
Ellen Kuras
Corey Smyth
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jeff Buchanan
Sarah Flack
Lauri Faggioni
Production Designer
Peter Zumba
Art Director
Callum Greene
Skot Bright
Executive Producer
Doug Levine
Executive Producer
Doug Torres
First Assistant Director
Peter Agliata
Camera Operator
Patrick Capone
Camera Operator
Bruce MacCallum
Camera Operator
Chris Norr
Camera Operator
Ernie Jew
Camera Operator
Lance Bangs
Camera Operator
Jeffrey Livesey
Sound Mixer
Nick Hammond
Sound Mixer
Gary Silver
Sound Mixer
Karl Wasserman
Sound Mixer
Brian Miksis
Sound Mixer
Paul Bang
Sound Mixer
Mark Roy
Sound Mixer
Chris Kellett
Sound Mixer
Janice Williams
Production Supervisor
Amy Lynn
Second Assistant Director
Whitney Willard
Production Accountant
David Van Slyke
Supervising Sound Editor
Samara Levenstein
Post Production Supervisor
Callum Greene
Unit Production Manager
Anita Gibson
Key Make-up
James Kirkpatrick
Additional Editing
Valerie Pirson
Title Design
Jonathan Wales
Re-Recording Mixer
Lance Bangs
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Francesca Buccellato
Maus Drechsler
Properties Master
Gayle Vangrofsky
Location Manager