How Spike Lee mentee Stefon Bristol landed Michael J. Fox for Netflix’s See You Yesterday

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Sometimes when you shoot for the stars you get the whole galaxy. That’s how Stefon Bristol, the director behind Netflix’s time-travel film See You Yesterday, reacts to the Michael J. Fox cameo in his directorial feature debut.

Fox’s role as a high school science teacher is revealed through EW’s exclusive photos from See You Yesterday, which screened at the Tribeca Film Festival this week, and the director explains how a letter to the actor was enough to make it happen.

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Tribeca Film Festival: 9 Filmmakers Who Should Be on Your Radar

In Danny Boyle’s ‘Yesterday,’ the closing-night feature at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, a musician awakes to a world in which no one else has ever heard of the Beatles. While it’s unlikely in the extreme that the festival, which opened Wednesday, will produce an artist as enduring as the Beatles, talented filmmakers can go overlooked in so large an event. Several dozen selections are both world premieres and feature debuts, which means they offer an opportunity to get in on the ground floor with a potentially major new director. Here are nine highlights from that group.

Date: 2019-04-24T22:03:42.000Z
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