It may have premièred at Sundance earlier this year but we’ve still seen very little of Red Hook Summer, the latest ‘joint’ from Spike Lee. Featuring Clarke Peters as fiery preacher Enoch it’s the story of one young boy’s long hot summer in the city. There’s a teaser trailer out today and despite its brief nature it does give us a small glimpse at what Lee has in store come August (in the US at least). With shots of Clarke as the preacher in action as well as various other members of the community it’s looking like a typical piece of Lee cinema, here’s the synopsis just in case you’d forgotten:
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
Hopefully this teaser means we’ll be seeing a full blown trailer heading our way very soon. Otherwise it could be some time until we see any more of this, especially as there isn’t a confirmed release date in the UK yet. Stay tuned for more news on Red Hook Summer when we get it.
Source: Trailer Addict