Head to the Apple Store in SoHo tonight at 7pm to see the acclaimed director discuss his latest project.
If the trailer for Spike Lee’s new joint Red Hook Summer is any indication, then the acclaimed directors 47th film is sure to provide viewers and fans with more of what they love most about Spike; provoking plot lines, controversial themes and insightful social commentary all wrapped together in visually stunning cinematography.
The synopsis from the official website provides a look into a story that is classic Spike Lee:
“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.”
Like many of Spike’s films Red Hook Summer was self financed and independently produced by his own production company 40 Acres and a Mule. Red Hook Summer is set to open exclusively in New York on August 10th, with dates in other major markets following later in August. click here for more details.
Text: Grassy Knowles