Photo Credit: Malinda Bell and Christian Fernandez

Written by | Ray Cornelius

Famed movie director Spike Lee premiered his latest project, Red Hook Summer  last night in New York City.

Red Hook Summer  tells the story of Flik Royale, a sullen young boy from a middle-class Atlanta family who spends his summer in the Red Hook housing projects with his deeply religious grandfather, Bishop Enoch Rouse.

A number of celebrity friends came out to support the legendary writer/director including Mike Tyson, Bevy Smith, Gayle King, Romany Malco, Mona Scott-Young, Toure, Laila Ali and BET execs Debra Lee & Stephen Hill.

Several of the cast members were on hand including Nate Parker, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Jules Brown and more. The after party took place in Brooklyn’s Frank’s Lounge.

Check out the photos from last night’s festivities courtesy of Malinda Bell and Christian Fernandez

 Gayle King and Laila Ali

Mike Tyson

Mona Scott-Young and Bevy Smith

Romany Malco

Nate Parker

Thomas Jefferson-Byrd

Jules Brown

(l to r): Toure, Stephen Hill, Debra Lee and Reginald Hudlin

The film opens this Friday, August 10th in NYC with wider distribution on Friday, August 24.

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