Movie Review: Spike Lee’s ‘Red Hook Summer’ Premiere Plus Interview with Toure (video inside)

| August 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

This past Monday in New York, Spike Lee premiered his newest film in his “Chronicles of Brooklyn, New York” series: “Red Hook Summer.” Among those who attended the premiere to give support to the iconic filmmaker made of ethane was Mike Tyson, Gayle King, Laila Ali, Debra Lee, Mona Scott-Young, Cassidy, Reginald Hudlin, Stephen Hill Debra Lee, and many more. HHE was front and center on the red carpet as well as we had a first hand opportunity to view the movie.

The Lees on the red carpet at the ‘Red Hook Summer’ NY premiere: Tonya, Satchel, Jackson and Spike

“Red Hook Summer” follows a middle-class teenage boy from Atlanta who spends the summer with his Baptist-preaching grandfather, whom he’s never met before, in the housing projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn. Lee gives us another Brooklyn summer, but why Red Hook? In a recent interview, Spike Lee replies:

Well, we’ve done Coney Island for “He Got Game,” Bed-Stuy for “Do the Right Thing” and “Crooklyn,” “Clockers” was Boerum Hill. Red Hook is a very strange neighborhood. You can’t just end up in Red Hook [laughs] — it’s a destination. There’s one bus, the train station is far away…”

Spike Lee never has been one to shy away from controversial issues or provocative statements. The film takes a powerful and disturbing turn that Spike Lee says was one of the hardest things he’s ever shot in his life. Spike himself made a cameo appearance as the character “Mookie” who also appeared in his blockbuster hit 1990’s film, “Do the Right Thing” as well as he also brought in some other actors who appeared in some of his previous films.

Check out the “Red Hook Summer” official trailer and Spike Lee

“Red Hook Summer” opens in limited release this Friday August 10th and wider on August 24th.

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More pictures from the premiere of Spike Lee’s latest film “Red Hook Summer”:

Mona Scott-Young & Bevy Smith

Debra Lee

Mike Tyson and Sway Calloway (Sirius XM)

Rapper Cassidy and Romany Malco

The scene at Frank’s Lounge

 

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