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Block Party
Block Party
Block Party
Block Party
Block Party
Block Party
dir. Michel Gondry, USA, 2005, 103 mins
Screening times
May 9 16:00, Kinoteka 1
May 13 12:00, Kinoteka 4
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About the film

When actor and comedian Dave Chappelle signed a contract in 2004 to extend his successful programme “Chappelle’s Show” on the American television channel Comedy Central, he decided to celebrate the event by throwing a huge block party in Brooklyn. First of all, he set off for his native Cleveland in Ohio to hand out invitations to his former neighbours, and he also invited the entire university brass band for the occasion. For some of these people, this was their first ever outing to New York. Director Michel Gondry followed all the preparations and the big bash itself, which was attended by the likes of Kanye West, Mos Def and Erykah Badu. The highlight of the evening, however, was the performance by the band The Fugees: this was the first time that Lauryn Hill, Pras and Wyclef Jean stood together on stage in seven years. As Chappelle noted: “Now this is the concert I’ve always wanted to hear”.

Watch Michel Gondry’s videoclips and participate in a meeting with the artist:
May 10, Saturday | 12:00 | Kinoteka | Masterclass: Michel Gondry

See the screening of the short documentaries by Gondry:
May 10, Saturday | 14:00| Kinoteka | - BLOCK 1
May 11, Sunday | 14:00 | Kinoteka | - BLOCK 2


Reżyseria/Directed by: Michel Gondry
Zdjęcia/Cinematography by: Ellen Kuras
Produkcja/Production: Mustafa Abuelhija, Dave Chappelle, Julie Fong, Bob Yari; Bob Yari Productions, Focus Features, Partizan

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