The trailer for See You Yesterday dropped earlier on Monday. Originally, there was some confusion on twitter because someone said that this was Spike Lee’s newest movie, which led to others assuming that Lee had directed the film. Actually, Lee served as the film’s producer while Stefon Bristol is making his feature directing debut. (According to the imdb, Bristol previously directed a handful of short films. In fact, See You Yesterday appears to be an expansion on a short film that Bristol wrote and directed in 2017.)
Judging from the trailer, See You Yesterday appears to combine science fiction with social commentary. Two African-American teens discover the secret of time travel and attempt to save the life of their brother, who was previously gunned down by a member of the NYPD. However, it appears that changing the past is just as difficult as changing the present. It also appears that there’s only a limited number of times that they can travel through time. I’m intrigued by the concept. If Bristol manages to strike the right balance between entertainment and commentary, this has the potential to be a powerful film.
See You Yesterday will be released on May 17th. Here’s the trailer: