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Radio City Music Hall reopens with Dave Chappelle doc

Radio City Music Hall reopened Saturday with a screening of a documentary about comedian Dave Chappelle. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI
Radio City Music Hall reopened Saturday with a screening of a documentary about comedian Dave Chappelle. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

June 20 (UPI) -- New York's 20th Tribeca Festival ended Saturday with a screening of a documentary about comedian Dave Chappelle, the first live event at Radio City Music Hall since one year ago March amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"Fueled by the murder of George Floyd, shut-in by the closures of business and unable to perform around the country, the movie follows Chappelle as he provides the community he calls home with two things desperately needed in difficult times -- economic and comic relief," a festival press release said about its closing night film.

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The audience was fully vaccinated and mostly unmasked, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Filmmakers Steve Bognar and Julia Reichert walked the red carpet, along with Tribeca Festival co-founder and CEO of Tribeca Enterprises Jane Rosenthal; Tribeca Enterprises CCO Paula Weinstein; Tribeca Festival director Cara Cusumano; festival jurors Sharon Stone, Iyabo Boyd, Judith Godreche, Sabrina Schmidt Gordon, Delroy Lindo, Omar Metwally, and Hari Nef.

Other attendees include Jesse Williams, Bob Saget, Dale Moss, Zoe Kravitz and Anthony Anderson.

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The event -- which took place on the weekend of the first federally recognized Juneteenth holiday -- also included a surprise concert featuring Q-Tip, De La Soul, Fat Joe and Redman.

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