Filmmaker Spike Lee called into the Steve Harvey Morning Show today to discuss his new film, Red Hook Summer. The Atlanta-born director also talked about Hollywood and financing his own films.
Listen to Steve Harvey and Spike Lee below:
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.
In theaters AUGUST 24th
Atlanta, GA – AMC Phipps Plaza 24
Atlanta, GA (Morrow) – AMC Southlake 24
Atlanta, GA (Chamblee) – Regal Hollywood 24
Atlanta, GA (Lithonia) – AMC Stonecrest 16