Going Back to Brooklyn: Director Spike Lee heads back to his favorite City

Spike Lee’s latest movie tells the story a young boy from middle-class Atlanta who spends the summer with his deeply religious grandfather in Brooklyn.

Director Spike Lee, whose box office successes have included such films as “Inside Man”, “Get On the Bus”, “Do the Right Thing” and “Clockers” today releases his latest coming of age drama “Red Hook Summer”.

The film circles around newcomer Jules Brown who plays Flick, a pampered Atlanta preteen forced to spend a summer with a grandfather he’s never met in the housing projects of Red Hook.  His grandfather, Bishop Enoch (Clarke Peters), is a deeply religious man, who serves as bishop of Lil’ Peace of Heaven Baptist Church and is determined for Flick to embrace religion. Flick immediately clashes with the old fashioned Enoch, who doesn’t own a television, resenting the duties he is assigned at the church where his grandfather preaches. His only real ally is Chazz (Toni Lysaith), a member of the church and daughter of Sister Sharon (Heather Alicia Simms), a Church trustee. As Enoch tries every trick in the biblical book to deliver an indifferent Flick to the Lord, the clash results in an explosive end as Flik begins to realize that the world is a lot bigger, and perhaps a lot better, than he’d ever imagined.

Written by Spike Lee and James McBride it’s a thought-provoking movie with a twist which hold a mirror to religion and releases in theaters August 24th.

Pictured: Spike Lee on set. (Photo by David Lee, courtesy 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks)

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  1. revista p says:

    clearly spike needs to find his mojo

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