"Red Hook Summer" made a splash at Sundance, and with good reason.
The latest installment from director Spike Lee's Chronicles of Brooklyn seems like an innocent, coming-of-age tale at first: A young Atlanta boy, Flik Royale (Jules Brown), goes to stay with his overtly religious, preacher grandfather Bishop Enoch Rouse (Clarke Peters) in the Red Book projects of Brooklyn for summer vacation. Flik considers the summer to be a waste until he befriends Chazz Morningstar (Toni Lysaith) who opens him up to new experiences.
But the film caused a commotion with a scene involving a sexual act and Bible scripture. And if that hubbub — along with Lee's return to the role of Mookie from his claim-to-fame film, "Do the Right Thing" — doesn't hook you, then we don't know what will.
So check out the trailer below to get a taste of Lee's artsy, new work, and see the controversy first hand when the film hits theaters Aug. 10 and expands Aug. 24.