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Red Hook Summer

Conversations With Portugal. The Man's John Gourley, Jon Anderson and Jon Batiste, Plus Exclusives by Gov't Mule and Wake Island

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"We shot this soon after signing with Blue Note earlier this year, with our friend the filmmaker William DeVizia. It's a good look at what drew us to the label and vice versa, and how that all went into the recording of Shout!"

Clarke Peters in Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer: Spiritual Blackout in the Valley of the Shadow of Death

Barry Michael Cooper | Posted 03.09.2013 | Entertainment
Barry Michael Cooper

Red Hook Summer is a disturbing and brave masterpiece. Clarke Peters deserves an Oscar, because he was directed into delivering an indelible performance by one of the most prolific American filmmakers in the last two decades; Spike Lee.

Chatting With Peter Frampton, Bruce Hornsby and Mike Andrews

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I always try to make stuff that affects me and I think that if given the chance, a lot of music that doesn't seem like the formula of what might be a hit would be more popular. There's a lot of great music that doesn't sound like whatever. Everything sounds very dance-y now."

Red Hook Summer

Sharief Easterling | Posted 11.13.2012 | Black Voices
Sharief Easterling

Spike's track record speaks for itself, he continuously pushes the envelope by tackling the social and political issues that are prevalent within the African American community. So do the right thing and go see Red Hook Summer. No pun intended.

Red Hook Summer- Spike Lee's Resurgence

Rodney Barnes | Posted 11.10.2012 | Black Voices
Rodney Barnes

Lee's latest "joint," a story dedicated to religion, revival and Brooklyn, Red Hook Summer has the bent of what once was with the reality of what constitutes Lee's work now.

The Best Summer Movies You Didn't See

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.03.2012 | Entertainment

Judging from the box office results, you probably saw "Marvel's The Avengers," "The Dark Knight Rises" and even "Magic Mike" -- three of summer's best...

God In The Projects

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 08.27.2012 | Miami

The world is yours this week in Miami's indie cinemas, from a doc about the sinking Maldives to a look at German painter Gerhard Richter to perhaps th...

Christopher Rosen

LISTEN: The Surprising Soundtrack To 'Red Hook Summer' | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.12.2013 | Entertainment

Spike Lee has a fondness for musical consistency. For "He Got Game," the director featured a soundtrack comprised of Public Enemy songs and the music ...

Spike Lee Focuses On Faith In "Red Hook Summer"

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 08.26.2012 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) Spike Lee is not about to give up filmmaking but -- at least for a moment or two -- he sounded a bit like an expert on the challenges...

Spike Lee's Tips on Making Controversial Films & Dealing With Haters (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.24.2012 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Spike Lee pulls from his wealth of experience to drop precious knowledge about directing, making controversial films, dealing with the haters, and getting attention for your work.

Spike Lee's Unique Vision: Red Hook Summer

Rick Ayers | Posted 10.22.2012 | Arts
Rick Ayers

Spike Lee is so fearless about going for it, trying new things, breaking from the conventional approach to moviemaking that sometimes you've got to cut him some slack.

Mike Hogan

Spike Dishes On 'Red Hook Summer' | Mike Hogan | Posted 08.14.2012 | Entertainment

In case you haven't noticed, Spike Lee has been making the publicity rounds for his latest feature, "Red Hook Summer," which opened on Friday and took...

Arts & Culture: Weekly Forecast

Posted 08.13.2012 | Arts

Here's our cultural forecast this week; we have a little something for everyone, from MGMT to Opera. Enjoy!...

Did These Critics Go Too Far?

Posted 08.11.2012 | Entertainment

"The Bourne Legacy" leads an army of new movies into theaters this weekend. Thankfully, for ticket buyers, it seems most of this week's offerings are ...

Which Broadway Play Is Spike Interested In Filming?

Posted 08.10.2012 | Black Voices

Aside from making his recent Broadway directorial debut in Mike Tyson’s one-man show, “Undisputed Truth,” Spike Lee now has his eyes set on gett...

Review: 'Red Hed Hook Summer'

Scott Mendelson | Posted 10.07.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Red Hook Summer is nowhere near Spike Lee's best film, but it feels like his most personal theatrical work in a decade or so.

Spike Lee Talks Politics: 'They Got A Tough Decision: Obama Or A Mormon'

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 07.08.2012 | Entertainment

Despite publicly criticizing Mitt Romney for being unable to "hang" with President Barack Obama, controversial director Spike Lee recently told Vultur...

WATCH: Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer' Trailer

Posted 06.28.2012 | New York

After finally nailing a distributor for his upcoming film "Red Hook Summer," Spike Lee has released the trailer for the much-anticipated film which fo...

Spike Lee's Newest Joint Gets A Release Date

Posted 04.25.2012 | New York

Spike Lee's newest joint, Red Hook Summer, which premiered at Sundance to mixed reviews and which was (wrongly) hailed as 'Do The Right Thing 2', has ...

Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer' Offers Nuanced View Of Religion

Posted 01.25.2012 | Religion

By Dick Staub Religion News Service PARK CITY, Utah (RNS) I have a confession to make. The only real reason I saw Spike Lee's new film at the S...

The Slamdance Film Festival Turns 18: Talking With Co-Founder Dan Mirvish on the State of the Indie

Terry Keefe | Posted 03.21.2012 | Entertainment
Terry Keefe

Although the recession certainly cut back on the acquisitions budgets of independent film distributors, Mirvish believes that Park City will see a lot of film-buying activity shortly.

Getting Ready for Sundance

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.19.2012 | Home
Marshall Fine

Seeing a movie without the slightest preconception of what you're going to see is the purest form of film-going, the place where excitement is born.