The Trailer For 5-25-77 Shows Us a Love Letter to Not Just ‘Star Wars,’ But What Came Before It

The film 5-25-77 has had a long road getting here. It was mostly shot in the early 2000s, had a version first screened a decade ago, and had it’s name changed to ’77 for a few years in the middle. The film is finally coming out in theaters though, and Ain’t It Cool News has the first trailer.

John Francis Daley plays a character based on the film’s writer and director Patrick Read Johnson, and the film seems as much a coming of age film as anything else. If you can’t tell by the title, the film is centered around the theatrical release of the original Star Wars, but it seems to be as much a love letter to the science fiction that came before it as well. No word on how wide the release will be, but the fact that the movie is finally seeing the light of day is good enough for me.

5-25-77 comes out May 25, 2017.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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