- Ends ThursdayDir. Spike Lee, USA, 2012, 121 min., NR, HDOfficial WebsiteEnds Thursday
The latest from director 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 (Clarke Peters), in the housing projects of Red Hook. 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 a pretty girl his age. Playfully ironic, heightened yet grounded, Spike Lee’s bold new movie returns to his roots, where lovable, larger-than-life characters form the tinderbox of a tight-knit community. A story about the coexistence of altruism and corruption, RED HOOK SUMMER toys with expectations, seducing us with the promise of moral and spiritual transcendence.
“"Red Hook Summer' is not just Spike Lee's most authentically 'Spike Lee' film in more than a decade, but a remarkable display of a filmmaker reconnecting with his artistic voice.” —Todd Gilchrist, Indiewire
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