|Directed by||Patrick Read Johnson|
|Written by||Patrick Read Johnson|
5-25-77 is a coming of age film written and directed by Patrick Read Johnson and produced by Fred Roos and Gary Kurtz. It stars John Francis Daley as a teenage filmmaker living in Wadsworth, Illinois, and his excitement for the premiere of Star Wars on May 25, 1977. Johnson began funding the project in 2001 and filming took place from 2004 to 2006. Additional shots were filmed in 2015 and 2016, making the filming span a total of thirteen years.
The film was first known as 5-25-77; the title was then changed to '77. In 2012, the title was reverted to 5-25-77.
The film had its official premiere on May 22, 2017 at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan, Illinois. A short theatrical run followed. As of 2020, the film has not been released to the public in any format. On December 25, 2020, it’s director announced on both his Facebook and Twitter that 5-25-77 will be available to stream, buy, and see in select theaters on May 25, 2021.
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