After almost four years away from filmmaking, Spike Lee is back with a new film titled Red Hook Summer. It debuted earlier this year at Sundance and has been picked up by Variance Films for an August 10th release date.
Today, the director’s production company, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, has revealed a brand new poster for the film and we have it here for your viewing pleasure.
For those unfamiliar withRed Hook Summer, check out the plot summary below.
“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 from the tinderbox of a tight-knit community. A story about the co-existence 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.”
Early reviews on the film have seemed to divide critics, with some loving it and others trashing it. But then again, this is a Spike Lee film, so what do you expect? For me personally, I enjoy Lee’s work and I still have high hopes for this one. It looks like he’ll be returning to his roots, which will be nice to see him do before he goes off and makes Oldboy.
You can check in with us at the end of summer for our take on the film and in the meantime, check out the first poster below.