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Time travel and Black Lives Matter mix in new trailer for See You Yesterday

High school BFFs C.J. and Sebastian build a backpack to travel through time in the Spike Lee-produced See You Yesterday.

Two teenaged science nerds in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn build a makeshift time machine to right a tragic wrong in See You Yesterday, a new film from Spike Lee's 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks. It's director Stefon Bristol's first feature film, based on a 2017 short film co-written by Fredrica Bailey and featured at the American Black Film Festival.

Here's the official synopsis:

High school best friends and science prodigies C.J. and Sebastian spend every spare minute working on their latest homemade invention: backpacks that enable time travel. But when C.J.'s older brother Calvin dies after an encounter with police officers, the young duo decide to put their unfinished tech to use in a desperate bid to save Calvin. From director Stefon Bristol and producer Spike Lee comes See You Yesterday, a sci-fi adventure grounded in familial love, cultural divides, and the universal urge to change the wrongs of the past.

The trailer is equally straightforward. We see C.J. (Eden Duncan-Smith) and Sebastian (Dante Crichlow) geeking out over their science experiment, excited about what it would mean for their college prospects should they actually get their time travel device to work. There's the obligatory shout-out to Einstein, whose general theory of relativity at least offers the (highly improbable) possibility of traveling back in time. Even if that were somehow possible, and with a portable device that fits in a backpack, there's still the question of whether it's possible to change the past. (Lost had it right: "Whatever happened, happened.")

  • Claudette "C.J." Walker (Eden Duncan-Smith), Sebastian (Dante Crichlow), and their lab mate, Eduardo (Johnathan Nieves), carefree and excited about science. YouTube/Netflix
  • Teens doing science warms the heart. YouTube/Netflix
  • Putting together their portable (!) time travel device. YouTube/Netflix
  • The first test looks promising. YouTube/Netflix
  • Even time travel devices need computer controls. YouTube/Netflix
  • A trigger-happy NYPD Officer Bryce (Brett G. Smith). YouTube/Netflix
  • CJ's older brother Calvin (Astro) in the crosshairs. YouTube/Netflix
  • Mourning at Calvin's grave. YouTube/Netflix
  • "If I could go back and fix it, I would." YouTube/Netflix
  • What good is a time machine if you can't change a tragedy in the past? YouTube/Netflix
  • Backpacks in place and ready to go. YouTube/Netflix Read More – Source

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