Dave Chappelle's Block Party

  • Friday October 30, 2015 10:30 PM

 DAVE CHAPPELLE’S BLOCK PARTY ( Michael Gondry; 2005; 111 minutes; R )

Friday October 30; Late Night! 10:30 pm

“The show itself is a revelatory spectacle, a microcosmic gathering of contemporary black America in a Brooklyn back street. They're not just watching Chappelle, but celebrating themselves. ‘ Desson Thomson The Washington Post.

 “And while Chappelle has said that he was merely staging the concert of his dreams, the combination of elements assembled by the comedian — music with lyrics steeped in black resistance and triumph; personas spun from nationalistic politics; images spanning kufi to ’fro to beads and ankhs — suggested what he was really after was a hip-hop replication of the crackling black consciousness that had defined Wattstax, the landmark 1972 benefit concert frequently referred to as the black Woodstock.” Ernest Hardy, Los Angele Times

A genuine crowd-pleaser, DAVE CHAPPELLE’S BLOCK PARTY spotlights comedy superstar Dave Chappelle as he presents a Brooklyn neighborhood with its very own once-in-a-lifetime free block party. The unprecedented combination of comedy and music was shot on location. In addition to Chappelle, the stellar 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. Fugees.


This film series is in conjunction with Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic.

Tickets are $9, $7 for Modern members, $6 for Reel People members. Tickets are available at the Modern admission desk.