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Red Hook Summer (2012)

R | | Drama | 17 May 2013 (Brazil)
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A middle-class boy from Atlanta finds his worldview changed as he spends the summer with his deeply religious grandfather in the housing projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Spike Lee

Writers:

Spike Lee (screenplay), James McBride (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Limary Agosto Limary Agosto ... Lourdes
Sumayya Ali Sumayya Ali ... Lil' Peace Of Heaven Baptist Church Of Red Hook Choir Member
Turron Kofi Alleyne ... Butter
De'Adre Aziza ... Colleen Royale
Jonathan Batiste ... Da Organist Tk Hazelton
Quincy Tyler Bernstine ... Hazel
Daniel Breaker ... Cliff
Jules Brown ... Flik Royale
Charles Anthony Bryant Charles Anthony Bryant ... Lil' Peace Of Heaven Baptist Church Of Red Hook Choir Member
Janinah Burnett Janinah Burnett ... Lil' Peace Of Heaven Baptist Church Of Red Hook Choir Member
Thomas Jefferson Byrd ... Deacon Zee
Courtney D. Carey Courtney D. Carey ... Lil' Peace Of Heaven Baptist Church Of Red Hook Choir Member
Jim Davis Jim Davis ... Lil' Peace Of Heaven Baptist Church Of Red Hook Choir Director
Colman Domingo ... Blessing Rowe
Shani Foster Shani Foster ... Lil' Peace Of Heaven Baptist Church Of Red Hook Choir Member
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A middle-class boy from Atlanta finds his worldview changed as he spends the summer with his deeply religious grandfather in the housing projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief violence, language and a disturbing situation | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 2013 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Verão em Red Hook See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,070, 12 August 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$338,803, 18 November 2012
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This is the sixth film in Spike Lee's series "Brooklyn Chronicles." See more »

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Referenced in Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014) See more »

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Spike Lee, what's happened to you?
26 August 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

A middle-class boy from Atlanta is forced to spend the summer with his deeply religious grandfather in a poor housing project in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Spike Lee wrote and directed this boring tale. This rambling tale gets very tiresome. Did Spike Lee turn anti-religion? The story turns even uglier with a twist that comes out of nowhere. I'm uncertain about what is happening to Spike Lee. After great successes in the 90s and the 2000s, is he on the road to big time experimentation? What is going on? I don't get it. This movie is a mess. Maybe it's some kind of personal project. But even then, I'd expect more skills than he's showing here.


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