Dave Chappelle's Block Party


1h 46m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Comedy superstar Dave Chappelle presents a Brooklyn neighborhood with its very own once-in-a-lifetime free block party. 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-ti

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Ross Miller
Distribution Company
Rogue Pictures
Location
Brooklyn, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Synopsis

Comedy superstar Dave Chappelle presents a Brooklyn neighborhood with its very own once-in-a-lifetime free block party. 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.

Cast

Caroline Johnson

Vocals

Jonathan L Lofton

Himself

Yasiin Bey

Himself

Elinor Rossi

Herself

Leon Higgins

Performer

Matt Cappy

Performer

Adam Goodnoff-cernese

Lead Man

Eugenia Black

Vocals

Tiffany Phinazee

Performer

Ahmir Thompson

Performer

Dj Dummy

Performer

Dj Wallingford

Himself

Burton Smith

Performer

Erykah Badu

Herself

Pharoahe Monch

Himself

Tariq Trotter

Himself

Ahmir Thompson

Himself

Leonard Harris

Vocals

Dave Manly

Performer

Jerry Duplessis

Himself

Tyren De'armond

Himself

Leonard Hubbard

Himself

Martin Luther

Himself

Mary Hall

Herself

Kamal Grey

Himself

John Legend

Himself

Omar Edwards

Performer

Cody Chesnutt

Himself

Carla Duren

Performer

Keisha Williams

Vocals

Talib Kweli

Himself

Arthur Wood

Himself

Adam Blackstone

Performer

Miamouna Youssef

Vocals

Nakeia Hardy

Herself

Isaac Ben Ayala

Performer

Valvin Roane

Vocals

Keyshia Cole

Herself

Jamila C Totty

Herself

Darren Hymes

Himself

Eric Greene

Performer

Raphael Iglehart

Performer

Andre Smith

Himself

Peter Kuzma

Performer

Jeffrey A Johnson

Himself

Prakazrel Michel

Himself

Doris Totty

Herself

Bilal Oliver

Himself

Bobby Robbins

Himself

Dave Chappelle

Himself

Jonathan Evans

Himself

Frank Walker

Himself

Jill Scott

Herself

Jeffrey Tollette

Himself

Aaron Wallingford

Himself

James Poyser

Performer

Andrt Benjamin

Himself

Wyclef Jean

Himself

Donald Guillame

Performer

Lauryn Hill

Herself

Anthony Jackson

Himself

Craig Peterson

Himself

R C Williams

Performer

Leann Javins

Herself

Braylon Lacy

Performer

Kanye West

Himself

Jamon Lewis

Himself

Dexter Mills

Vocals

Rudolph Walker

Performer

Chris Farr

Performer

Alice Goguen

Herself

Kevin Hanson

Performer

Brian Milsapp

Himself

Norman Jeff Bradshaw

Performer

Lisa Harbison

Herself

Don Moore

Performer

Robin Grundy

Herself

Craig Bailey

Performer

Cynthia Wood

Herself

David C Roberts

Himself

Montez Morton

Himself

Kool G Rap

Himself

Alphonso Washington

Himself

Greg Dendy

Performer

Fred Hampton

Himself

Luz Grice

Herself

Nicole Marie Evans

Herself

Crew

Mustafa Abuelhija

Producer

Eve Adair

Associate Director

Raffi Adlan

Assistant

Peter Agliata

Camera Operator

Lavonne Alford

Song

Peter Anders

Craft Service

Don Angst

Electrician

Arianne Apicelli

Set Production Assistant

Willie Armstrong

Hair

Tony Arnaud

Grip

Antonio L Arroyo

Sound Mixer

Laura Atkins

Post-Production Accountant

Erykah Badu

Other

Erykah Badu

Song

Erykah Badu

Song Performer

Abby Bailey

Accounting Assistant

Craig Bailey

Coordinator

Tamu-ra Bakr

Electrician

Jeremy Balko

Adr

Matt Balzarini

Assistant Camera

Paul Bang

Sound Mixer

Lance Bangs

Director Of Photography

Lance Bangs

Other

Lance Bangs

Camera Operator

Daniela Barbosa

Set Production Assistant

David E Baron

Assistant Camera

Zach Baylin

Production Assistant

Alex Behr

Office Production Assistant

James Belatier

Assistant Camera

Braden Belmonte

Assistant Camera

Miri Ben-ari

Song

Andrt Benjamin

Other

Michael Bennett

Song

Angela Beresford

Post-Production Assistant

Jessica Berkowitz

Production Assistant

Jon Bernier

Office Production Assistant

Eileen Bernstein

Production Supervisor

Yasiin Bey

Song Performer

Yasiin Bey

Song

Yasiin Bey

Other

Ben Biscotti

Production

Adam Blackburn

Recording Engineer

John Boesch

Grip

Ethan Borsuk

Assistant Camera

Scott Bowers

Production Assistant

Jackie Brandwein

Medic

Skot Bright

Executive Producer

Randy Brody

Production Assistant

Kija Brooks

Set Production Assistant

J. C. Brotherhood

Special Effects Supervisor

Francesca Buccellato

Makeup

Jeff R Buchanan

Editor

Thomas Buckman

Driver

Thomas Buckman

Driver

George Bunce

Visual Effects Editor

Terrence Laron Burke

Grip

George Campbell

Driver

Patrick Capone

Camera Operator

Carmen Cardenas

Production Assistant

Dhyana Carlton-tims

Dialogue Editor

Brian Carmichael

Video Assist/Playback

Tanner Carroll

Assistant Sound Editor

Paul Castiglione

Driver

Dave Chappelle

Song Performer

Dave Chappelle

Other

Dave Chappelle

Producer

Dave Chappelle

Screenplay

Cody Chesnutt

Song

Cody Chesnutt

Song Performer

Cody Chesnutt

Other

James Chesterman

Driver

Kenneth Chu

Set Production Assistant

Li-wei Chu

Assistant

Jeff Church

Set Production Assistant

Richard Clark

Driver

Keyshia Cole

Other

Daniel B Cone

Set Production Assistant

Mary Cook

Hair

Jim Corbin

Audio

Kathleen Corrigan

Assistant Camera

Kathy Cossu

Medic

Tony Cottrell

Song

John Coumarbatch

Video Assist/Playback

Carlos Covian

Driver

Divine Cox

Grip

Lamont Crawford

Key Grip

Rob Crawford

Coordinator

Ralph Crowley

Electrician

Shaun W Cunningham

Sound Editor

Ben D'andrea

Grip

Otis Dabis

Assistant

Camila De Biaggi

Set Production Assistant

Tyren De'armond

Other

Bob Del Russo

Camera Operator

John Delgado

Electrician

Frank Devine

Driver

Buonaventuro Devivo

Driver

Bob Digiacomo

Assistant Camera

Osato Dixon

Set Production Assistant

Gregg Domenico

Assistant Camera

Kat Donahue

Location Assistant

Devin Donegan

Video Assist/Playback

Damien Donohue

Grip

Chris Drechsler

Electrician

Maus Drechsler

Props

Dennis Dugan

Driver

Jerry Duplessis

Other

Jerry Duplessis

Song

Russel Elevado

Audio Mixer

Rich Elmiger

Caterer

Curtis Europe

Driver

Jonathan Evans

Other

Nicole Marie Evans

Other

Lauri Faggioni

Production Designer

Paul Fairall

Assistant

Tina Farris

Production Manager

Jerry Featherstone

Driver

Andrew Fiero

Set Production Assistant

Brent Findley

Assistant Sound Editor

Thomas Tg Firestone

Production Assistant

Sarah Flack

Editor

Thomas Flaherty

Driver

Mo Flam

Gaffer

Julie Fong

Producer

Aaron D Forste

Assistant Director

Roy Fortier

Driver

Charles Fox

Song

Marcienne Friesland

Production Supervisor

Anthony Fungrai

Grip

Randy Gallagher

Grip

Michael Gallart

Generator Operator

Isbinia Garcia

Production Assistant

Erroll Garner

Song

Mike Garofalo

Assistant Camera

Sarah Rae Garrett

Assistant Director

Gerard H Gaskin

Production Assistant

Clayton Gavin

Song

Melissa Gelernter

Coordinator

Chris Gelles

Visual Effects Producer

Gregory Gelles

Visual Effects

Simone George

Set Production Assistant

Anita Gibson

Makeup

Shaun Gilbert

Electrician

Kelli Gillam

Post-Production Accountant

Norman Gimbel

Song

Chris Gleaton

Assistant Camera

Alice Goguen

Production Assistant

Alice Goguen

Other

Richard Gold

Assistant

Joy Grand

Song

Jennifer Grausman

Office Production Assistant

Dennis Green

Video Assist/Playback

Callum Greene

Coproducer

Callum Greene

Unit Production Manager

Kamal Grey

Other

Luz Grice

Other

Jw Griffith

Technical Supervisor

Gordon Grinberg

Assistant Editor

Robin Grundy

Other

Carlos Guerra

Camera Operator

Ricardo Guzman

Film And Electronic Laboratory

Mary Hall

Other

Nick Hammond

Sound Mixer

Steve Hammond

Hair

Fred Hampton

Other

Fred Hampton

Song Performer

Bernie Hanighen

Song

Andrea Hanson

Assistant

Lisa Harbison

Other

Nakeia Hardy

Other

Andre Harris

Song

John Hayes

Audio

Greg Highsmith

Production Assistant

Bert Hilaire

Software Engineer

Lauryn Hill

Song

Lauryn Hill

Other

Megan Hill

Office Production Assistant

Scott Hinkley

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ira Holzman

Electrician

Dylan Hopkins

Assistant Director

Leonard Hubbard

Other

Richard Hubka

Driver

Chad Hughes

Sound Editor

Jeff Huston

Film And Electronic Laboratory

Darren Hymes

Other

David Isyomin

Visual Effects Supervisor

Michael A. Jackman

Post-Production Supervisor

Anthony Jackson

Other

Leann Javins

Other

Wyclef Jean

Song

Wyclef Jean

Other

Wyclef Jean

Song Performer

Karl Jenkins

Song

Ernie Jew

Camera Operator

Jeffrey A Johnson

Other

Mike Jolicoeur

Coordinator

Khary Jones

Set Production Assistant

Brian M Jordan

Video Assist/Playback

Chris Jordan

Props Assistant

Jared Jordan

Production Assistant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Ross Miller
Distribution Company
Rogue Pictures
Location
Brooklyn, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 3, 2006

Released in United States on Video June 13, 2006

Released in United States February 2006

Released in United States September 2006

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama Documentary) February 9-19, 2006.

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Uncle Sam's Docs) September 1-10, 2006.

Project was inspired by "Wattstax" (USA/1972) a documentary of a nonstop seven-hour musical event in August 1972 at the Los Angeles Coliseum that starred soul, R&B and gospel artists and was hosted by comedian Richard Pryor.

Focus Features' Rogue Pictures arm acquired project at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival for a reported $8 million.

Released in United States Spring March 3, 2006

Released in United States on Video June 13, 2006

Released in United States February 2006 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama Documentary) February 9-19, 2006.)

Released in United States September 2006 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Uncle Sam's Docs) September 1-10, 2006.)