We finally have the official synopsis for Spike Lee
‘s upcoming Red Hook Summer
and I’m sure you’re going to love it.
Ok, this is not exactly some block-buster with well-known faces on a big screen but it definitely deserves our attention.
Check out the rest of this report to find out what I’m talking about.
So, we previously learned that Red Hook Summer follows young Atlanta boy who spends his summer in Brooklyn with his grandfather, who he’s never seen before.” Of course, that’s not enough for us, so here’s what this movie is actually about:
When his mom deposits him at the Red Hook housing project in Brooklyn to spend the summer with the grandfather he’s never met, young Flik may as well have landed on Mars. Fresh from his cushy life in Atlanta, he’s bored and friendless, and his strict grandfather, Enoch, a firebrand preacher, is bent on getting him to accept Jesus Christ as his personal savior. Only Chazz, the feisty girl from church, provides a diversion from the drudgery. As hot summer simmers and Sunday mornings brim with Enoch’s operatic sermons, things turn anything but dull as people’s conflicting agendas collide.
Playfully ironic, heightened, yet grounded, Spike Lee’s bold new movie returns him to his roots, where lovable, larger-than-life characters form the tinderbox of a tight-knit community. A story about the coexistence of altruism and corruption, Red Hook Summer toys with expectations, seducing us with the promise of moral and spiritual transcendence. Spike is back in the ’hood.
Red Hook Summer will premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival
which will run from January 19-29, 2012.