To think that without Spike Lee, the depictions of Brooklyn in popular culture we’d be stuck with would be this and this (shudder). Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer drops in NYC this weekend and it’s being anticipated as a the director’s big return to capturing Brooklyn life on screen. The film even features Mookie, the pizza-delivering protaganist from Do the Right Thing. The story follows a kid who moves to the Red Hook projects to spend the summer with his Bible-thumping grandfather (Clarke Peters, of The Wire), with a big twist at the end that apparently divided Sundance audiences. But you can be one of the first to see for yourself: We’ve got four pairs of tickets to giveaway to screenings starting this weekend!
The passes are good for screenings at BAM from Friday through Aug. 16 (except the 7:10 show on Friday featuring a Spike Lee Q&A, which is already sold out). Lee will, however, be doing a special extended introduction to the 10pm show on Friday, which you can use the passes for, unless it sells out.
To enter, tell us in the comments below your favorite Spike Lee film and why. We’ll pick winners by Wednesday at 4pm. Make sure to register as a commenter so we can email you!