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'Red Hook Summer' Spike Lee's newest movie, draws thumbs up from the real Brooklyn project where is was filmed, says New York Daily News

This past summer, Red Hook was filmed as the location of Brooklyn-born director, Spike's Lee's newest film, 'Red Hook Summer'. The film was criticized as it's premier during the Sundance Film Festival this month for painting a too rosy picture of life in Red Hook Houses. But according to a today's New York Daily News article, the movie accurately portrays life in Red Hook Houses. The article notes the work of community members to change their neighborhood for the better. According to Red Hook Tenant Association President Lillian, Marshall, "The people of Red Hook have changed...You can come here and leave your door unlocked to go to the store." The article also highlights the role of the Red Hook Community Justice Center in creating a safer community through better public safety policies and more programs to make Red Hook "a neighborhood on the rise" according to Justice Center Judge, Alex Calabrese.


 Earl Miranda, who appeared in "Red Hook Summer," with grandma Louisa Miranda (r.) and mom, Terrinina Miranda, at their Red Hook Houses apartment, which once was home to Knick Carmelo Anthony. Nicholas Fevelo
Nicholas Fevelo for the New York Daily News - Earl Miranda, who appeared in "Red Hook Summer," with grandma Louisa Miranda (r.) and mom, Terrinina Miranda, at their Red Hook Houses apartment.


Photo from Red Hook Summer



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