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Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer' Gets A 14-Minute Haircut + New Synopsis

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 15, 2012 5:00 PM
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Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock... as I noted in an post earlier this week... time is flying on by, as the theatrical release date for Spike Lee's latest work, Red Hook Summer, fast approaches. August 10 to be exact, almost exactly 2 months from today; it seems like it was just yesterday that I saw the film at the Sundance Film Festival, where it caused a bit of a stir (my review HERE if you missed it).

Spike Lee Says He's Already Made Back His Investment In 'Red Hook Summer' And Then Some...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 12, 2012 5:09 PM
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Time is flying on by, as the theatrical release date for Spike Lee's latest work, Red Hook Summer, fast approaches. August 10 to be exact, almost exactly 2 months from today; it seems like it was just yesterday that I saw the film at the Sundance Film Festival, where it caused a bit of a stir (my review HERE if you missed it).
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Image Entertainment To Handle Non-Theatrical U.S. Distribution of 'Red Hook Summer' (In Theaters This Aug)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 4, 2012 6:03 PM
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Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer, which was picked up by Variance Films for an August 10th theater release, will be distributed to all domestic non-theatrical platforms via Image Entertainment. 

Spike Lee To Direct Mike Tyson's One-Man Show On Broadway

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 4, 2012 9:28 AM
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You may recall March news in which, chatting with Dan Patrick on his radio show, Mike Tyson confirmed he was going to put on his own show on the Las Vegas strip - a 1-man show that was then titled Tyson: The Raw Truth, which was to debut in March.
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They Shoot Black Movies... Don't They? (The Realization Of A Hustlerz Ambition)

  • By Barry Michael Cooper
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  • June 1, 2012 1:41 PM
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At the dawn of the Black Hollywood Renaissance of the '90s, the sodality of filmmakers like Spike Lee, F. Gary Gray, The Hudlin Brothers, Bill Duke, Stan Lathan, John Singleton, The Hughes Brothers, George Jackson, Doug McHenry, Mario Van Peebles, Robert Townsend, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Kevin Hooks, Fred "Fab Five Freddy" Braithwaite, Charles Stone III, Nelson George and this writer, to name a few, felt like the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
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Revisiting Spike Lee's *Forgotten Films* #1 - "She Hate Me"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 29, 2012 11:22 AM
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I call them Spike Lee's *forgotten* films, not because we don't remember them, but rather because, when discussion of Spike's film (specifically fan favorites) are had, these are the titles that rarely get mention. 

Spike Lee's "Red Hook Summer" To Screen At Cannes For International Distributors

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 7, 2012 7:58 PM
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Certainly not the first time an original Spike Lee joint will have played outside of the USA... assuming of course the sales company is able to sell the film internationally.
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Spike Lee Making Doc For 25th Anniversary Of Michael Jackson's "Bad" + He Talks "Go Brazil Go!" & More...

  • By Ashley Thomas
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  • March 28, 2012 5:40 PM
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Yesterday, I returned to my alma mater surprised and pleased that my small liberal arts school (College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA) had managed to bring Spike Lee to the campus. I also came with special instructions from my actress friend who still lives there to deliver her info (resume, headshot, etc.) to him, but more on that later. I'd like to give an overview of what Spike said, what key questions were asked and how he responded to them. After re-reading Darralynn Hutson's write up of Spike's visit to her campus in February, I've realized that he probably repeats most of the same things everywhere he goes. So keeping that in mind, here's what happened:
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Spike Lee Heading To Brazil To Shoot Doc On Country's Economic Advances On Global Stage; Afro Brazilians Concerned

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 22, 2012 11:37 AM
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Well how about that? Overall, his documentaries have been strong, so I'm looking forward to seeing what develops here.
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College of William And Mary In Williamsburg, VA Welcomes Spike Lee On March 27th

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 20, 2012 1:05 PM
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For all of you at the College of William & Mary, or if you live in Williamsburg, VA... this event takes place exactly 1 week from today, on March 27th.
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