Early reviews may be mixed, but there are very few films this calendar year quite as intriguing as Spike Lee’s proto-sequel to his beloved feature, Do The Right Thing, entitled Red Hook Summer.
With an August 10th release date and a good trimming of roughly 14 minutes, the film has found some relatively high levels of controversy surrounding both its plot and the overall reception to the film following a debut at Sundance earlier this year, where reviews were all over the place. The film follows a young man in Atlanta and his relationship to his Bishop grandfather, and also to religion itself.
Overall, this is a film I can’t wait to check out. Reviews may be scattered at best, but this newly released trailer for the film looks gorgeous. I love Lee’s digital photography here, and I think the story is something that is a perfect fit for Lee and the type of films that he likes to make. August 10 can’t get here fast enough.