Dave Chappelle's Block Party

Film - Feature | August 31 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Featuring a stellar lineup of R&B and hip-hop artists including Kanye West, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common, the Fugees, Dead Prez, Erykah Badu, and Jill Scott, Dave Chappelle’s Block Party is an exuberant ode to the legendary Wattstax. Gondry’s film follows Chappelle to his hometown of Dayton, Ohio, where he surprises a random assortment of residents with transportation, accommodation, and tickets to a daylong concert in Brooklyn. Chappelle’s warmth and enthusiasm on the street, backstage, and in the spotlight maintains the energy of the film between musical acts.

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