Trailer for Spike Lee's Chronicles of Brooklyn Film 'Red Hook Summer'
Continuing his stories called the Chronicles of Brooklyn, with films that include She's Gotta Have It, Do the Right Thing, Crookyln, Clocker and He Got Game, writer and director Spike Lee is back with Red Hook Summer. The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and already had a following because of the return of Lee's character Mookie from his pinnacle film Do the Right Thing. And while the director claims this is not a sequel, it's hard to accept it as anything but that. My review will show just how much I was turned off by this film, but perhaps you'll like it. Decide after watching the first trailer below!
Here's the first trailer for Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer originally in HD from Apple:
Lee's 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. 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. Spike Lee writes and directs this most recent installment in his Chronicles of Brooklyn which also includes She's Gotta Have It, Do the Right Thing, Crookyln, Clocker and He Got Game. The film hits limited theaters later this summer on August 10th. Any interest yet?