The Tribeca Film Festival will conclude next month with an unnamed documentary produced by the comedian Dave Chappelle on the difficulties affecting a rural Ohio town during the beginning of the pandemic and how the town grapples with the emotions that erupted throughout the country in the aftermath of the Black Lives Matter Movement.
The documentary follows Chappelle as he gives economic and humorous relief to the community he considers home, fueled by the murder of George Floyd and unable to perform live due to the pandemic.
It started as an experimental, socially distanced live comedy show in a neighbor’s cornfield evolved into a symbol of bravery for his town and the live entertainment industry as a whole.
The documentary was directed by Oscar winners Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar (American Factory).
“Premiering our film at Tribeca and closing out the festival at Radio City Music Hall is a big honor,” said Chappelle in a statement. “Our film is about courage and resilience, something New Yorkers can relate to.”
The festival’s closing night will be hosted at Radio City Music Hall. The venue will reopen to full capacity in June for people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Almost all Tribeca screenings will take place outside following safety guidelines.