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Spike Lee

Friday, August 10, 2012

Spike Lee Director Spike Lee (Amy Pearl/WNYC)

Spike Lee talks about his career as a filmmaker, and working with guest host John Turturro in the films “Do the Right Thing,” and “Jungle Fever,” among others. And he’ll talk about his new film “Red Hook Summer,” the latest in Spike Lee’s chronicles of Brooklyn. It’s about a young boy who spends the summer with his deeply religious grandfather in the housing projects of Red Hook. "Red Hook Summer" opens August 10 at Landmark Sunshine, AMC Empire, AMC Magic Johnson Harlem, and BAM Rose Cinemas.

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Comments [8]

Roy from Queens

John and his younger Nick went to my old grade school, St. Clare School, in Rosedale, Queens before becoming actors.

Aug. 10 2012 12:54 PM
leslie from NJ

Looks like the shows at BAM tonight are sold out. :-(

Aug. 10 2012 12:38 PM
The Truth from Becky

Interesting conversation, I love how you two vibe!

Aug. 10 2012 12:38 PM
leslie from NJ

Great great conversation! Spike Lee is perhaps the greatest filmmaker ever.

Aug. 10 2012 12:36 PM
sanych

John, you have to act fast - ask Spike about twitting Zimmerman's address. Was it racist?

Aug. 10 2012 12:36 PM
Inquisigal from Brooklyn

LOVING this convo, and the evolution of Mookie and Sal's!!

"Do the Right Thing" is such a visual and verbal feast; so few filmmakers present conflicting points of view in such a non-judgmental and empathetic fashion, and my god, that opening scene that just oozes a humid, sultry NYC summer, it has forever stayed with me as an artist.

I now live in Bed Stuy; we still have all-seeing eyes on the stoops, and dramas large and small playing out on the block.

Aug. 10 2012 12:32 PM
ellen from Mznhattan

Don't worry about the pace -- this is absolutely fascinating!!!

Aug. 10 2012 12:23 PM
Amy from Manhattan

I didn't even know Red Hook got gentrified! Maybe I shouldn't have been so surprised when Fairway opened a store there (or given them as much credit for it).

Aug. 10 2012 12:17 PM

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