9:30pm - Thursday, May 25, 2017
Toast the 40th Anniversary of STAR WARS on 5-25 with the ultimate fanboy love letter to moviedom’s greatest franchise! (And, yes… Audience costumes welcome, and encouraged! Like you needed another excuse to don your Chewbacca onesie….)
Produced by Gary Kurtz (STAR WARS, AMERICAN GRAFFITI) and Fred Roos (LOST IN TRANSLATION), 5-25-77 (the release date of the original STAR WARS) tells the true story of a sci-fi obsessed filmmaker living in a small town who grows up making 8mm knockoffs of his favorite films, until one day, his mom, desperate to help him escape the fate of small town life, makes a phone call to the editor of American Cinematographer Magazine that results in a WIZARD OF OZ like transport of our hero to Hollywood… where he becomes the first person that didn’t work on STAR WARS, to see STAR WARS.
The film then details his return to his tiny home town… and an AMERICAN GRAFFITI-esque night there, as he struggles to choose between taking off on the road to his dreams, or remaining trapped in the familiar world of his childhood.
“Patrick Read Johnson was one of the first people outside of ILM employees to see STAR WARS before it was finished—subsequently cementing his place as the very first STAR WARS fanboy. [5-25-77] is… a love letter to STAR WARS, 2001, and all of sci-fi.” (Nerdist)
“…a big dose of heart-driving this story of an aspiring filmmaker seeing a certain movie for the first time. Plenty of us have been inspired by STAR WARS, but Patrick Read Johnson decided to pour that passion into a film about that passion.” (SlashFilm)
Thursday, May 25
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door.
*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry.
*Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
5-25-77 (Patrick Read Johnson, 2017 / 113 mins) Alienated, hopeful-filmmaker Pat Johnson’s epic story growing up in rural Illinois, falling in love, and becoming the first fan of the movie that changed everything.
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