The trailer for Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer is now online and you can check it out in the player below!
Set for a limited release on August 10th, the film is the latest in Lees “Chronicles of Brooklyn” – which also includes She’s Gotta Have It, Do the Right Thing, Crookyln, Clocker and He Got Game. Red Hook Summer tells the story of Flik Royale, a sullen young boy from middle-class Atlanta who has come to spend the summer with his deeply religious grandfather, Bishop Enoch Rouse, 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 grandfathers constant preaching and the culture shock of inner-city life, Fliks summer appears to be a total disaster–until he meets Chazz Morningstar, 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 hed ever imagined.
Written by Lee and James McBride, Red Hook Summer stars Clark Peters, Jules Brown, Toni Lysaith, James Ransone and Thomas Jefferson Byrd.