Spike Lee's career began by exploring his own Brooklyn neighborhood in 1986's She's Gotta Have It and 1989's Do the Right Thing. His latest film returns to Brooklyn, in what is surely at least a partially autobiographical tale. Check out the trailer for Red Hook Summer:
The film tells the story of a 13-year-old Atlanta boy who is sent to live with his grandfather, a deeply-religious Bishop, in the Brooklyn projects. It stars Jules Brown, Clarke Peters, and Nate Parker (Red Tails).
Lee himself moved to Brooklyn from Atlanta as a young boy, and has likely infused some of his own experience into that of his main character, Flik. Lee will be reprising his role as Mookie from Do the Right Thing.
The film will see a limited release on August 10.