Lee has come back to that place repeatedly over the years, and he returns to his home borough with “Red Hook Summer,” which opens today. It follows a boy who leaves Atlanta for a hot summer in New York, where he stays with his preacher grandfather and learns a lesson or two about humanity and spirituality. Critic Ann Hornaday calls the film an “affectionate homage to Brooklyn.”
She also sat down with Lee for a discussion about the movie and (insert shaky fist) kids today.
In honor of Lee’s homecoming, we’re taking a look back at some of the writer-director’s Brooklyn-based films. Click on the movie title for the original review and a trip down memory lane — or Fulton Street.
1989: “Do the Right Thing”
1990: “Mo’ Better Blues”
1998: “He Got Game”