Spike Lee's Slammed Sundance Film Heading to the Big Screen
"Red Hook Summer" coming this Summer
Spike Lee's latest film “Red Hook Summer" is headed to theaters after debuting at this year's Sundance Film Festival to mixed reviews.
The coming-of-age movie - which follows a young man who moves from Atlanta to the Red Hook projects to be with his preacher grandfather - has found a New York distributor, and Variance Media will bring the film to the big screen this August.
The film's criticism may have something to do with it being hailed as "Do the Right Thing 2" simply because "Mookie" makes a return appearance, not because of actual reasons for acclaim.
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Lee, who shot the movie in Brooklyn in secrecy over 19 days, explained at the Sundance premier why he never wanted to use studio money to create it.
"We never went to the studios with this film, I told you! We said, 'Were gonna do this motherfucking film ourselves and show it at Sundance.... This whole thing was planned out. [Studios] know nothing about black people. And they gonna give me notes about what a young black boy and girl gonna do in Red Hook? Fuck no! We had to do it ourselves!"
Watch the preview below: