The latest Spike Lee joint is about to drop. In his latest film, Red Hook Summer, Lee returns back to his roots of story telling and vivid images that can stand alone. Lee writes and directs his most recent installment in the Chronicles of Brooklyn, which also includes She’s Gotta Have It, Do the Right Thing, Crookyln, Clocker and He Got Game. With much talk and opinions about Tyler Perry, critics are waiting to give reviews about the movie and see how Lee does. The film hits limited theaters later this summer on August 10.
Shadow & Act reports:
Red Hook Summer focuses on a sullen young boy, Flik Royale (Brown). He hails from middle-class Atlanta and heads to Red Hook to spend the summer with his deeply religious grandfather, Bishop Enoch Rouse (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 (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.