Spike Lee's Sundance Tirade: 'Hollywood Execs Know Nothing About Black People'
thewrap.com Spike Lee opted not to introduce his film "Red Hook Summer" before its Sundance premiere on Sunday, but he sure knew how to finish the screening with a bang. In an expletive-laced Q&A, the veteran filmmaker said that Hollywood executives know nothing about black people and that he wanted the audience to spread the word that the film "is not a mother f---ing sequel to 'Do the Right Thing.'"
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Red Hook Summer Synopsis and Credits

Red Hook Summer is the latest in Spike Lee’s Chronicles of Brooklyn (which also include SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT, DO THE RIGHT THING, CROOKLYN, CLOCKERS, and HE GOT GAME), RED HOOK SUMMER tells the story of Flik Royale, a sullen young boy from middle-class Atlanta who has come to spend the summer with his deeply religious grandfather, Bishop Enoch Rouse, 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. Between his grandfather’s constant preaching and the culture shock of inner-city life, Flik’s summer appears to be a total disaster--until he meets Chazz Morningstar, a pretty girl his age, who shows Flik the brighter side of Brooklyn. Through her love and the love of his grandfather, Flik begins to realize that the world is a lot bigger, and perhaps a lot better, than he’d ever imagined.

"Red Hook Summer" stars Clarke Peters, Colman Domingo, De'Adre Aziza, Heather Alicia Simms, James Ransone, Jules Brown, Kimberly Hebert-Gregory, Nate Parker, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, and Toni Lysaith.

Directed by Spike Lee.
Written by James McBride and Spike Lee.
Produced by James McBride and Spike Lee.
Production company/distributor: Variance Films.

Release Date: August 10, 2012


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