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Spike Lee’s new film is about a young man’s who moves from to the notorious Red Hook projects to be with his preacher grandfather for the summer. Earlier this year, according to the Huffington post, Lee surprised Hollywood by opting to forgo a studio distribution by taking his chances at the Sundance Film Festival. This is something that only new artsy directors do, not someone with Lee’s experience and connections. After a few months in limbo, “Red Hook Summer” finally received a distributor with Variance Films for its theatrical release beginning August 10th in New York. Upon the news, Lee said in a statement, “From my very first joint back in 1986, She’s Gotta Have It, I have been an independent filmmaker, and even today I still am. I’m elated to join forces with Variance Films for the independent distribution of my new joint Red Hook Summer.” (huffpost) It’s good to see Spike Lee sticking to his roots by continuing to embrace independent filmmaking. Lee’s tenacity and longevity in the movie business stems in part from him always ‘remembering where he came from’.
“Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” is a new Broadway play (directed by Spike Lee) that will officially debut this summer. Tyson first brought this ‘biographical’ act to Las Vegas stunning the audience with his shocking confessions concerning his wild past and risky lifestyle during the height of his fame. MIKE TYSON, who says that NOW he’s a ‘clean-living’ wimp, made an appearance this morning alongside Spike Lee on the TODAY show to promote the new production. What shocked everybody the most was Tyson’s admission to being a ‘prostitute hunter’ among other things. Take a look…
Buckshot LeFonque feat. DJ Premier – Breakfast @ Denny’s [Directed by Spike Lee], 1994