Ahead of its Tribeca Film Festival debut, the first trailer has been released for See You Yesterday, the directorial debut of Spike Lee’s protege Stefon Bristol. It is based on Bristol’s 2017 short film of the same name.
Relative newcomers Eden Duncan-Smith and Danté Crichlow reprise their roles from the short film in a feature film scripted by Bristol and Fredrica Bailey.
The film revolves around “two Brooklyn teenage science prodigies, Claudette “C.J.” Walker (Duncan-Smith) and Sebastian J. Thomas (Crichlow), who build make-shift time machines to save C.J.’s brother, Calvin, from being wrongfully killed by a police officer.” Co-stars include Astro Bradley, Marsha Stephanie Blake and Wavvy Jonez.
The original short was an HBO Short Film competition finalist at the American Black Film Festival. It can currently be found on Cinemax’s Max Go. In reviewing the short film, Aramide Tinubu wrote for Shadow And Act, “Despite its short runtime, See You Yesterday is electrifying (literally). It encompasses issues of police brutality and the innate desire that all humans have to return to the past with the opportunity to do things differently. The teens’ frantic determination as they race against time is visceral.”
After premiering at Tribeca on May 3, it will debut on Netflix May 17.
Watch the trailer below: