Spike Lee has re-emerged onto the film scene with the release of his new picture, Red Hook Summer this past weekend. Over the past 25 years Lee has captivated not only the African American community, but the film community alike with his controversial, provocative and innovative works.
The movie follows 12-year-old Flik, a well-off kid from Atlanta sent to live with his preacher grandfather in a strange land called Red Hook Houses – a community of Blood gang members, church-loving seniors, and fast-talking sassy kids.
Lee decided to take his new film back to his roots in Brooklyn with Red Hook Summer.
“I knew it would be a continuation of my chronicles of Brooklyn, New York. This is the sixth film: “She’s Gotta Have It” in ’86, “Do the Right Thing” in ’89, “Crooklyn,” “Clockers,” “He Got Game,” and now “Red Hook Summer” in 2012.” Said Lee.
The film debuted August 10, 2012 in select theaters in New York and will expand to select theatres in the coming weeks nationwide.
Red Hook Summer, which Lee self-financed and co-wrote, screened at the Sundance Film Festival early this year.
Will you be watching?
Spike Lee Interview With The Huffington Post: Read
Dates and Locations for Red Hook Summer: Theaters