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Block Party

Michel Gondry

Year
2005
Runtime
1h51min
Genres
Documentary, Music, Comedy
A mix of Dave Chappelle's sketch comedy and musical interludes.

Inspired in part by the 1973 documentary Wattstax, Dave Chappelle presents a Brooklyn neighborhood with its very own once-in-a-lifetime free block party. In addition to Chappelle, the 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. A diverse crowd and Chappelle's freestyle wit guides them (and us) through a celebration of music and comedy, history and community.

Main cast : Dave Chappelle, Yasiin Bey and Lauryn Hill
Festivals :

Best Documentary, Black Reel Awards (2007)

Best Documentary, International Cinephile Society Awards (2007)

Sound & Vision Award, CPH:DOX (2006)

Trailer

Michel Gondry Feature Films, Documentary Block Party

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Cast
Dave ChappelleHimself
Erykah BaduHerself
Isaac ben AyalaHimself
Yasiin BeyHimself, as Mos Def
Big Daddy KaneHimself
BilalHimself, as Bilal Oliver
Cody ChesnuTTHimself
Keyshia ColeHerself
CommonHimself
Jerry 'Wonder' DuplessisHimself, as Jerry 'Wonda' Duplessis
The FugeesThemselves
Alice GoguenHerself, as Ohio
James 'Kamal' GrayHimself, as The Roots
Fred Hampton Jr.Himself, as Chairman Fred Hampton Jr.
Kool HercHimself
Distribution USARogue Pictures, Focus Features

NOMINATIONS IN FESTIVALS

Nominated for the Best Original Soundtrack, Black Reel Awards (2007) Nominated for the Best Documentary Feature Film, Online Film & Television Association (2007) Nominated for the Best Documentary, Online Film Critics Society Awards (2007) Nominated for the Best Documentary DVD, Satellite Awards (2006)