It's been nearly 15 years since director Spike Lee has made a movie part of his Chronicles of Brooklyn anthology. Beginning with She's Gotta Have It in 1986 and continuing with titles such as Do The Right Thing in 1989, Crooklyn in 1994, Clockers in 1995, and He Got Game in 1998, the New York filmmaker has long been associated directly with the borough, and has finally made his way back to it. Red Hook Summer, which premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival to mixed reviews (you can read Katey's review HERE), brings Lee back home to tell a brand new story. The film is set to be released this August and now the first trailer has arrived online.
Check out the preview below and head over to Apple (opens in new tab) to see it in HD.
Red Hook Summer tells the story of Flik Royale (Jules Brown), a young boy who travels from Atlanta to stay with his bishop grandfather, Enoch Rouse (Clarke Peters), in Brooklyn for the summer. For a while it seems as though it's going to be a hellish couple of months, as Enoch keeps trying to show Flik the way of Jesus, but then he meets a young girl named Chazz Morningstar (Toni Lysaith) who begins to show him the other side of the city. The film also stars Nate Parker, James Ransone, and Thomas Jefferson Byrd and will be in theaters on August 10th.
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