Red Hook Summer

(2012)

A boy from Atlanta lands in Brooklyn to spend the summer with his grandfather, who he's never seen before.

‘Red Hook Summer’ Blu-ray and DVD Debut December 21st

‘Red Hook Summer’ Blu-ray and DVD Debut December 21st

The limits of faith and temptation are tested in the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release of Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer. Image Entertainment's One Village label will release the film on both Blu-ray and DVD on December 21, 2012. Red Hook Summer stars Clarke Peters (Endgame, Notting Hill), Nate Parker (The Great Debaters, Arbitrage), Thomas Jefferson Byrd (Ray, He Got Game) and introduces both Jules Brown and Toni Lysaith. The DVD will include a Director's Commentary with Spike Lee, a behind-the-scenes featurette and a music video.

The latest in Spike Lee's Chronicles of Brooklyn (which also include She's Gotta Have It, Do the Right Thing, Crooklyn, Clockers, 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 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, a pretty girl his age, who shows Flik the brighter side of Brooklyn. Through the love of his new found friend and his grandfather, Flik begins to realize that the world is a lot bigger, and perhaps a lot better, than he'd ever imagined.

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Spike Lee's ‘Red Hook Summer’ Trailer

Variance Films has released the first trailer for Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer, which hits theaters August 10th. The film is another installment of the director's Chronicles of Brooklyn series, which also includes She's Gotta Have It, Do the Right Thing, Crooklyn, Clockers and He Got Game. This new drama centers on a young boy from Atlanta, who is forced to spend the summer in Brooklyn with his religious grandfather. Take a look!

Red Hook Summer was released August 10th, 2012.

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‘Red Hook Summer’ Poster and Hi-Res Photo Gallery

Spike Lee returns to his roots as both a director and an actor with his latest project Red Hook Summer, which follows the adventures of a young boy uprooted from Atlanta and forced to spend the summer with his grandfather's congregation in Brooklyn. The first poster and a hi-res photo gallery have been released, featuring cast members Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Jules Brown, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, and Clarke Peters. Sadly, we get no evidence of Spike Lee reprising his role as Mr. Mookie, which we'll have to wait and see when the film hits theaters later this summer.

Red Hook Summer was released August 10th, 2012.

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Spike Lee's ‘Red Hook Summer’ Gets Late Summer Release Date

40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks announced today that the company will undertake its first independent distribution effort with founder Spike Lee's Brooklyn coming-of-age story, Red Hook Summer. 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks will partner with New York-based Variance Films for the theatrical release, which will begin August 10, 2012 in New York City theaters, expanding to the top 30 markets throughout the month of August.

The latest in Spike Lee's Chronicles of Brooklyn (which also include She's Gotta Have It, Do the Right Thing, Crooklyn, Clockers, 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 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, 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.

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