41. DAVE CHAPPELLE'S BLOCK PARTY
dir. Michel Gondry
world premiere 2005
U.S. release 2006
Because no one on screen, the haves or have-nots, visibly lacks a strong sense of self, yet the film avoids the allergenic
mien of so many music docs that presume your idolatry of the performers. Dave is on fire with his on-stage bits but the piece
is rooted in his just-folks jocularity. As a gift to the 'hood, the film's right up there with the concert.