Red Hook Summer (2012)
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Red Hook Summer (2012)

Genre
Drama
Release Date
August 10, 2012
Studio
Variance Films
Official Site
http://www.redhooksummer.com/
Genre
Drama
Release Date
August 10, 2012
MPAA Rating
R
Duration
121 minute(s)
Production Budget
-
Studio
Variance Films
Official Site
http://www.redhooksummer.com/
Director
Spike Lee
Producer
Spike Lee
Screenwriter
Spike Lee
Starring
  • Jules Brown
  • Toni Lysaith
  • James Ransone
  • Thomas Jefferson Byrd
  • De'Adre Aziza
  • Colman Domingo
  • Kimberly Hebert Gregory
  • Heather Simms
  • Jonathan Batiste

"Red Hook Summer" is 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.