Imagine being a teen-ager, yearning to break free of everything teenagers need to break free of. Imagine believing Hollywood is the bright center of the universe and knowing you’re a resident of the town it’s farthest from. And for one magic week, you’re suddenly allowed a tour of your dream—guided by the very people who inspired it.
Now imagine that week is over and you have to go back to “the edge of the edge of nowhere” and go on living as a perpetual outsider in the midst of everything and everyone you’ve ever cared about—and all the while the voice of Steven Spielberg is echoing in your mind, saying, “If you really want to be a part of all this, you need to move to L.A.”
What do you choose? The familiar territory of your past? Or the undiscovered country of your future? 5-25-77 is a coming-of-age story about the only scifi-obsessed teen filmmaker in his rural hometown and the amazing series of events that propel him toward May 25, 1977 — the day a little movie called Star Wars opened in theaters everywhere.