Watch: 5-25-77 2022 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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..
Plot: 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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superb coming-of-age story
This film was shown at my local art-house theater tonight, and it far exceeded my expectations – I’d seen an earlier version a few years ago and really didn’t know what to expect. This is an indie gem, a coming- of-age tale built around the release of the first Star Wars film on May 25, 1977. The filmmaker weaves the lead character’s lovable, laughable attempts at Super-8 filmmaking into his high school loves and losses and his breakthrough experiences with other films of the era in a way that is engaging, entertaining and thought-provoking from start to finish. The actors are terrific and very professional, the attention to detail is outstanding, and the production values are top notch. Highly recommended.
Star Wars + Super8 Films + Alan Parsons Project + 1970’s = well…me!
Disclaimer: This movie strikes a very personal chord with me so I doubt this will be at all helpful to others. Sorry ’bout that.
5-25-77 is an important date for sure. I can’t thank Patrick Read Johnson enough for sharing this bio-pic of his life, which hits many of the same notes of my own childhood as well (told you it was personal). When I heard about this movie I couldn’t wait to see it, and I was not disappointed!
I’ll hold my personal stories a moment to say that I thoroughly enjoyed going along on this young geek’s life journey – all the way to ILM and back! It was a very personal story, full of heart and humor, honest angst and self doubt. The movie, though top quality, maintains a wonderfully “homemade” feel throughout, right through the credits. It boasts a terrific cast of actors for sure! Colleen Camp was simply fierce as Pat’s mom! 🙂
So here goes Even though my own Super8 filmmaking began just after Star Wars was released and spanned my wonder years, 12-18, leading up to a career in television, there were many moments throughout 5-25-77 that resonated perfectly with my own childhood. From the Testor paints and plastic model kits (the same models I had!) , to the bedroom movie posters (same 2001 poster!), to the “friends and family” backyard Super 8 productions, it was all spot on for me growing up in a similar small town in Florida.
When I heard those awesome Alan Parsons Project tunes peppered throughout I was grinning ear-to-ear, as they are my jam ( as not-cool people say trying to sound cool)! Although my own “love life” at that young age was all G-rated, I too had a first crush moment tied to a movie-date of Star Wars which, unfortunately for her (?), I was more smitten with at the time. (sigh)
Alas, there was only a single showing on a single day, but I hope to be able to see 5-25-77 again (and soon!) because I know there were many more “déjà vu” moments that I just can’t recollect now. This was simply a wonderful movie experience, allowing me to relive my youthful Super8 hijinks which, in my own mind, were every bit as adventurous as Mr. Johnsons. And although I never made it to Hollywood, my filmmaking buddies and I DID get our 1982 stop-motion magnum opus “Too Much Star Wars” delivered directly to Lucasfilm to become part of their fan-film archives, and received a nerdily epic letter on Lucasfilm stationary in return. (yes, it’s framed on my wall)
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 53 min (113 min) (Workprint Version), 2 hr 12 min (132 min) (total run time) (USA)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Patrick Read Johnson
Writer Patrick Read Johnson
Actors John Francis Daley, Austin Pendleton, Colleen Camp
Country United States
Awards 2 wins
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1, 16:9 HD, 2.35 : 1, 4:3
Camera Arriflex Cameras, Canon Cameras, GAF Super 8mm Camera, Panavision Cameras and Lenses, Sony Cameras
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Super 16 (source format), Super 35 mm (anamorphic), Super 8mm (some scenes), Video (VHS & DV)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K)
Printed Film Format N/A