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Watch: Mookie Returns In First Clip From Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist July 27, 2012 at 1:31PM

Even though he's not a major character in the film, and doesn't really play into the narrative as far as we know, it's probably a good marketing angle to feature Spike Lee's Mookie from "Do The Right Thing" in the first clip from the director's next effort, the indie flick "Red Hook Summer." But more intriguingly, this scene updates us on what's happened to him since he threw a trash can through the window at Sal's Pizzeria.
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Red Hook Summer

Even though he's not a major character in the film, and doesn't really play into the narrative as far as we know, it's probably a good marketing angle to feature Spike Lee's Mookie from "Do The Right Thing" in the first clip from the director's next effort, the indie flick "Red Hook Summer." But more intriguingly, this scene updates us on what's happened to him since he threw a trash can through the window at Sal's Pizzeria.

The sequence is structured as an interview, with Flick (played by Jules Brown), talking with the Brooklyn vet about what he's been doing the past twenty years. And it's a lot. Among the revelations, it seems things didn't work out with Tina (played by the fiery Rosie Perez) and he incited a riot that caused Sal's to be burned down. We guess he was forgiven after that whole incident and still worked there? As a whole, the scene seems a bit odd and maybe superfluous to a story about a young kid from Atlanta coming to Red Hook to stay with his grandfather for the summer, but it suggests that Lee wants to establish that these characters are living in the same thematic/narrative world as Mookie.

We'll see how this works in the context of the bigger picture when the film rolls out on August 10th. Check out the dates/theaters below to see when will arrive near you. [MTV]

AUGUST 10th
New York, NY - Landmark Sunshine
New York, NY - AMC Empire 25
New York, NY - AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9
Brooklyn, NY - BAM Rose Cinemas

AUGUST 17th
Bronx, NY - AMC Bay Plaza Cinemas 13
Elizabeth, NJ - AMC Loews Jersey Gardens 20
Clifton, NJ - AMC Clifton Commons 16
Garden City, NJ - AMC Loews Roosevelt Field 8

AUGUST 24th
Atlanta, GA - AMC Phipps Plaza 24
Atlanta, GA (Morrow) - AMC Southlake 24
Baltimore, MD - AMC Owings Mills 17
Baltimore, MD - Cinemark Egyptian 24
Chicago, IL - AMC River East 21
Chicago, IL - AMC Loews Crestwood 18
Chicago, IL - ICE Chatham 14
Chicago, IL - Regal City North 14
Irvine, CA - Regal University Town Center 8
Los Angeles, CA - Rave 18 & IMAX
Los Angeles, CA - Rave Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 16
Los Angeles, CA - Laemmle Noho 7
Newark, NJ - CityPlex 12 Newark
Orange, CA - AMC Block 30
Pasadena, CA - Laemmle Playhouse 7
Philadelphia, PA - Rave University 6
Philadelphia, PA - AMC Loews Cherry Hills 24
Philadelphia, PA - Regal Riverview Plaza 17
Santa Monica, CA - AMC Loews Broadway 4
Washington, DC - AMC Hoffman Center 22
Washington, DC - AMC Magic Johnson Capital Center 12
Washington, DC - West End Cinema
Washington, DC (Bowie) - Regal Bowie 14
Washington, DC (Silver Spring) - Regal Majestic 20

AUGUST 31st
Atlanta, GA (Lithonia) - AMC Stonecrest 16
Berkeley, CA - Landmark Shattuck Cinemas
Birmingham, AL - Rave Patton Creek 14
Charleston, SC - Regal Charles Towne Square
Charlotte, NC - AMC Northlake 14
Charlotte, NC - AMC Concord Mills 24
Cleveland, OH - Regal Richmond Town Square 20
Cleveland, OH - Regal Severance Town Center 14
Columbia, SC - Regal Sandhill 16
Dallas, TX - AMC Mesquite 30
Dallas, TX - Texas Theatre
Dallas, TX - The Parks at Arlington 18
Detroit, MI - AMC Star Fairline 21
Detroit, MI - AMC Star Southfield 20
Greenville, SC - Regal Hollywood 16
Hampton, VA - AMC Hampton Town Centre 24
Houston, TX - AMC Studio 30
Houston, TX - AMC Gulf Pointe 30
Houston, TX - Edwards Greenway Grande Palace 24
Miami, FL - O Cinema
Miami, FL - AMC Aventura 24
Miami, FL - Regal South Beach 18
New Orleans, LA - The Theatres at Canal Place
New Orleans, LA - AMC Elmwood Palace 20
New Orleans, LA - AMC Westbank Palace 16
Oakland, CA - AMC Bay Street 16
Richmond, VA - Regal Virginia Center 20
Richmond, VA - Regal Commonwealth 20
Richmond, VA - Regal Southpark 16
Sacramento, CA - Regal Laguna Village 12
San Francisco, CA - AMC Metreon 16
San Jose, CA - Camera 12 Downtown
Virginia Beach, VA - AMC Lynnhaven 18
Warrenville, IL - Regal Cantera

SEPTEMBER 7th
Denver, CO - Denver FilmCenter/Colfax
Portland, OR - Hollywood Theatre
Seattle, WA - SIFF Cinema
St Louis, MO - Regal St. Louis Mills 18

SEPTEMBER 14th
Iowa City, IA - Bijou Cinema
Minneapolis, MN - St. Anthony Main Theater
Minneapolis, MN - Regal Brooklyn Center 20
Nashville, TN - Belcourt Theatre
Phoenix, AZ - Harkins Shea 14

This article is related to: Red Hook Summer, Spike Lee


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