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Go back to Brooklyn with the first trailer for Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer

06.28.2012

Filmmaker Spike Lee makes his return to the streets of Brooklyn (and also to the role of 'Mookie' which you should recall from his masterpiece DO THE RIGHT THING) with his new joint RED HOOK SUMMER.

The film actually premiered earlier this year at Sundance, though reviews out of the film festival were mixed at best. I don't know whether the film has been reworked in any way since then, but regardless, a new Spike Lee film is a must-see in my book. Check out the new trailer below and judge for yourself.

RED HOOK SUMMER - starring Clarke Peters, Jules Brown, Toni Lysaith, Nate Parker, James Ransone, Thomas Jefferson Byrd - opens August 10th.

Synopsis: The latest in Spike Lee's Chronicles of Brooklyn anthology--which also includes "She's Gotta Have It" (1986), "Do The Right Thing" (1989), "Crooklyn" (1994), "Clockers" (1995), and "He Got Game" (1998)--RED HOOK SUMMER tells the story of Flik Royale (Jules Brown), a sullen young boy from middle-class Atlanta who has come to spend the summer with his deeply religious grandfather, Bishop Enoch Rouse (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 Flik into a follower of Jesus Christ. Between his grandfather's constant preaching and the culture shock of inner-city life, Flik's summer appears to be a total disaster--until he meets Chazz Morningstar (Toni Lysaith), a pretty girl his age, who shows Flik the brighter side of Brooklyn. Through her love and the love of his grandfather, Flik begins to realize that the world is a lot bigger, and perhaps a lot better, than he'd ever imagined.

Source: Apple

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10:04AM on 06/28/2012

Can't wait!

Excited to see what the controversial buzz from Sundance is all about, and that's a damn good trailer to get me legitimately excited for the film itself. Love me some Spike Lee!!
Excited to see what the controversial buzz from Sundance is all about, and that's a damn good trailer to get me legitimately excited for the film itself. Love me some Spike Lee!!
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7:38AM on 06/28/2012
That looked awful! The story seemed annoyingly cliche. OMG! The older generation and newer generation don't get along well! ZOMG! Gangs are dangerous! ZOMG! This kid needs Jesus, even though he seems pretty reasonable and nice.

Spike Lee lost it a long time ago, and this doesn't seem to be a return to form.
That looked awful! The story seemed annoyingly cliche. OMG! The older generation and newer generation don't get along well! ZOMG! Gangs are dangerous! ZOMG! This kid needs Jesus, even though he seems pretty reasonable and nice.

Spike Lee lost it a long time ago, and this doesn't seem to be a return to form.
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