Following last month’s news regarding She’s Gotta Have It‘s return to Netflix, a new trailer for another one of Spike Lee‘s Netflix projects is emerging. Known as See You Yesterday, Netflix and Spike Lee’s latest joint offering was directed and co-written by Stefon Bristol, who Frederica Bailey assisted as the film’s co-writer. See You Yesterday stars Eden Duncan-Smith and Danté Crichlow as C.J. and Sebastian, two close teenage friends who travel back in time in an attempt to save C.J.’s older brother Calvin from being shot to death by a police officer.
“The inspiration for this film happened during the summer of 2014. That’s the summer when Eric Garner and Mike Brown got murdered by those cops. Also, it was not too long ago when George Zimmerman got acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin. While I was working on the first version of the feature, these murders bled into my script,” Stefon Bristol previously explained to Okayplayer, sharing some insight into the origins of See You Yesterday. “One of my professors saw that in my script and inspired me to make police brutality the main focus of the film. At first, it was about a genius kid who builds a time machine to stop his grandfather from being a drunk driver. The grandfather killed his best friend in an accident. The murder of Mike Brown and Eric Garner changed that. It’s an incredibly unfavorable influence on a piece of art. A lot of solid artwork is coming out today from grueling inspiration from atrocities, especially after President Agent Orange was elected.”
See You Yesterday will premiere at Tribeca Film Festival on May 3, and will see release on Netflix on May 17. You can take a look at lead trailer for the Spike Lee- and Stefon Bristol-helmed Netflix film above.
For more, check out the trailer for Netflix’s new animated comedy Tuca & Bertie.