|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 2004-2006. Additional shots were filmed in 2015 and 2016, making the filming course 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 was finally released in May 2017.
- DeMara, Bruce (15 February 2013). "Star Wars-inspired 5-25-77 a long, long time in the making: Director Patrick Read Johnson brings his nearly finished love letter to his own idealistic filmmaking youth to TIFF's Next Wave Festival". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
- "Wadsworth director has new hope for 'Star Wars' flick - PhotoGallery - Lake County News-Sun". Newssun.suntimes.com. Retrieved 2013-05-13.
- Moran, Dan (May 23, 2017). "'5-25-77' earns its long-sought moment in the spotlight". Chicago Tribune.
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