RED HOOK — Spike Lee is doing the right thing in Red Hook this summer.
Lee's latest film "Red Hook Summer," set in the Brooklyn neighborhood of the same name, will open in New York on August 10, the Chicago Tribune first reported.
The independent release, distributed by Lee's production company 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks and partner Variance Films, will open in more theaters across the country following its New York debut, according to the Tribune.
"Red Hook Summer" is a coming-of-age film about a preteen private-school boy from middle-class Atlanta who travels to the housing projects of Red Hook to spend the summer with his very religious grandfather, according to the movie's website.
Self-financed and shot in just 19 days, the film was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival, where it was touted as a return to the guerilla filmmaking style of earlier Lee films, but earned lukewarm reviews.
The feature film is the latest in Lee's series "Chronicles of Brooklyn," which includes "She's Gotta Have It" (1986), "Do The Right Thing" (1989), "Crooklyn" (1994), "Clockers" (1995) and "He Got Game" (1997).