Spike Lee returns to his chronicles of Brooklyn series on August 10th with Red Hook Summer. The film received a very lukewarm and controversial response from audiences at the Sundance Film Festival. According to reports, the theatrical version will be 14 minutes shorter than the version previously screened.
Synopsis: “Red Hook Summer” tells the story of Flik Royale (Brown), a sullen young boy from middle-class Atlanta who has come to spend the summer with his deeply religious grandfather, Bishop Enoch Rouse (Peters), 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 (Lysaith), 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.
Source : Yahoo