Spike Lee & Nate Parker Talk ‘Red Hook Summer’

Spike Lee & Nate Parker Talk ‘Red Hook Summer’

“I’m doing what I love, and when you’re doing what you love, then you’re at peace with yourself. And I didn’t become a filmmaker to be famous or to make money. I became a filmmaker because it’s what I love to do. I shouldn’t be saying this but I don’t have bodyguards. I just walk around, cause I love New York City and I seen the other side where you become shielded [with] people surrounding you and you become out of touch and as an artist, if you become out of touch, than that affects your art.” – Spike Lee

Spike Lee and Nate Parker joined The Breakfast Club to talk about their new film Red Hook Summer.

“I co-wrote [Red Hook Summer] with the great James McBride, a great novelist. We had a breakfast meeting and we were just talking about, what we feel is the sorry state of African-American cinema, and we cannot wait on Hollywood. I just bought a Sony F3 Digital camera. I got my own facilities at 40 Acres and a Mule, I said we we got to write something. I’m paying for it. Let’s do it.

Spike talks about his love for basketball, the Nets moving to Brooklyn, always and forever being a New York Knicks fan, and the infamous Reggie Miller spat during the 1995 NBA playoffs.

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