We’ve all seen a movie about time travel or superheroes, and while they might be entertaining, they’re almost always meaningless.
Spike Lee and his pupil Stefon Bristol are hoping to change that. Stefon is making his directorial feature debut with the time travel flick See You Yesterday.
Produced by Spike Lee, the Netflix film follows two high-school best friends (CJ and Sebastian) who build a backpack to travel through time — but that journey takes on a new urgency when CJ’s brother Calvin is killed by police, despite being unarmed.
As you can see, they’re trying to entertain but also share an important message as well, proving that films don’t have to be one or the other.
This movie has been in the works for several years. Bristol first created a short film around the idea back in 2014 for his graduate thesis at New York University’s Tisch school.
See You Yesterday is expected to premiere on Netflix May 17, 2019. Check out the trailer below…