Ethel – Red Hook Summer

Ethel – Red Hook Summer


If you’re one of our lucky friends attending the Sundance Film Festival, here’s a heads-up to look for two fantastic films we were privileged to work on, that will be having their world premieres there this week.



from director Rory Kennedy, premieres this Friday, January 20th. Rory is Ethel and Bobby Kennedy’s eleventh child, having been born six months after her father’s assassination. She made this fascinating, touching film about her mother. It is a moving look at a woman and a family whose private and public lives are an integral part of our country’s history. Working with a wealth of family photos, documents and home movies, Rory brings us into the inner circle of her family. Ethel was produced by HBO Documentary Films and will be seen later this year on the network. BFD contributed animation of photos and documents, and titles.

For more info on Ethel and screening times, go to:


Red Hook Summer

from director Spike Lee, premieres this Sunday, January 22nd. This from-the-heart, self-produced film follows a young boy from Atlanta who comes to spend the summer in Brooklyn with his preacher/grandfather, whom he’s never met. Spike makes an appearance in the film as Mookie, the pizza delivery man from Do the Right Thing. BFD contributed the title sequence, marking 24 years of collaboration with Spike Lee.

For more info on Red Hook Summer and screening times, go to:

We hope you get a chance to see these two terrific, and very different, movies.

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