Spike Lee is making the rounds promoting his new film Red Hook Summer, which debuted last weekend with relative good numbers. On his stop in L.A., WHOGOTTHEROLE.com got a chance to talk to the director about his film and why studios didn’t want anything to do with it. We also took the opportunity to pick Lee’s brain about his plans for the American remake of Oldboy, a film that received some backlash from diehard fans after he was announced as director. | Full Story
Spike Lee’s Brooklyn project Red Hook Summer, which was shown in four locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn, averaged about $10,525 per theater. The film took a different route than other specialty movies, opening on four screens instead of the “safer route” of two locations.
“We’re very excited, and think this is a great start to the show,” Variance Films head Dylan Marchetti said. “As Spike often says, ‘no shenanigans’ – so rather than play the per-screen average game and open only two theaters, we made sure the film was available to its audience in Harlem and of course, the Republic of Brooklyn right on the break, and the reaction from the crowds showed it was clearly worth it.”
Red Hook Summer is centered around a young boy who migrates from Atlanta, Georgia to Brooklyn, New York to spend the summer with his grandfather. | Full Story
Variance Films has released the first full trailer for Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer.
The highly anticipated and controversial film’s synopsis reads:
RED HOOK SUMMER tells the story of Flik Royale (Jules Brown), a sullen young boy from middle-class Atlanta who has come to spend the summer with his deeply religious grandfather, Bishop Enoch Rouse (Clarke 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. | Full Story
Variance Films has released the official movie poster for Spike Lee’s upcoming film Red Hook Summer.
Red Hook Summer is centered around a young boy who migrates from Atlanta, Georgia to Brooklyn, New York to spend the summer with his grandfather. His elder is a pastor whose goal is to convince his grandson to find God. Thereafter, the story takes the audience in several surprising directions, twists, and turns.
Spike Lee recently spoke on partnering with Variance Films saying:
“From my very first joint back in 1986, She’s Gotta Have It, I have been an independent filmmaker, and even today I still am,” Lee said. | Full Story
Spike Lee has recently opened up about his latest film Red Hook Summer. In an interview with GQ Magazine, the veteran movie maker went into detail about several topics regarding his summertime film.
Lee co-wrote the script along with James McBride and mentioned that his co-worker is responsible for the religious aspects of the story.
“James McBride’s parents actually founded the church we shot in,” said Lee. “Unlike him, I did not grow up in the church. | Full Story
Variance Films has released the first trailer for Spike Lee’s new movie Red Hook Summer.
The Inside Man director is ready to showcase his personal interests again with his latest film, Red Hook Summer. As a result, the movie has already been subject to controversial discussions just like the responses to Lee’s older works such as Do the Right Thing, Jungle Fever and Malcolm X.
Red Hook Summer is based on a young boy from Atlanta who travels to Brooklyn to spend the summer with his grandfather. | Full Story
“Red Hook Summer” was slammed by Sundance movie critics following an expletive-filled rant at the Sundance screening by the film’s maker, Spike Lee. Actor Chris Rock sparked the rant after he asked Lee how the movie would have looked if it had been made by a big studio.
“We never went to the studios with this film, Chris,” he said. “I told you, we’re gonna do this motherfucking film ourselves!… I didn’t want to hear no motherfucking notes from the studio telling me … about what a young 13-year-old boy and girl would do in Red Hook. | Full Story