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Debut Trailer For Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 06/28/2012

Red Hook SummerVariance Films has released the first trailer for Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer. While the buzz around Spike Lee‘s ‘Red Hook Summer’ is that it’s another chapter in his ongoing Chronicles Of Brooklyn, judging by this first trailer, it’s his most hazy, lazy days-of-summer flick since his breakout “Do The Right Thing.” Shot digitally and on a low budget, that hasn’t prevented the film from popping with color and capturing Brooklyn in all of its summer sun-soaked glory.


The film focuses on a sullen young boy from middle-class Atlanta, Flik (Jules Brown), who heads to Brooklyn to spend the summer with his deeply religious grandfather, Bishop Enoch Rouse (‘The Wire’ star Clarke Peters), in the housing projects of Red Hook. Having never met before, things quickly get off on the wrong foot as Bishop Enoch relentlessly attempts to convert the youth into a follower of Jesus Christ. Between his grandfather’s constant preaching and the culture shock of inner-city life, the young man’s summer appears to be a total disaster–until he meets a Chazz Morningstar (Toni Lysaith) who shows him a different side the neighborhood. ‘Red Hook Summer’ stars Clarke Peters, Nate Parker, Jules Brown, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, James Ransone, De’Adre Aziza, Colman Domingo, Kimberly Hébert-Gregory, Heather Alicia Simms, and Toni Marie Lysaith. The film is set for release August 10th.


Note: Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer got a few minutes trimmed off its run time after its Sundance debut.


 Red Hook Summer Trailer


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