Fans of Spike Lee, take note! Lee’s “Red Hook Summer” continues his Chronicles of Brooklyn series and will be making its way to Blu-ray and DVD December 21!

“Red Hook Summer” stars Clarke Peters (“Endgame,” “Notting Hill”), Nate Parker (“The Great Debaters,” “Arbitrage”), Thomas Jefferson Byrd (“Ray,” “He Got Game”) and introduces both Jules Brown and Toni Lysaith. The release will include a director’s commentary with Lee, a behind-the-scenes featurette and a music video.

If you haven’t heard about “Red Hook Summer,” here’s the synopsis:

“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 the love of his new found friend and his grandfather, Flik begins to realize that the world is a lot bigger, and perhaps a lot better, than he’d ever imagined.”

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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