Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (Double Feature!)

Jun 17 - Jun 19, 2016

Raiders! (Jeremy Coon & Tim Skousen, US, 2015, 95 min)
The Adaptation (Eric Zala, US, 1989, 100 min)

Picture, if you will, a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark. The concept is outlandish enough on its own, ambitious beyond reckoning; now imagine that this project was helmed entirely by teenagers over the course of seven years. Just 12 years old when they began their amateur adaptation of Steven Spielberg's action classic, Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala and Jayson Lamb reconvened in 2014 to put the project to bed by tying up one remaining loose end: the notorious airplane scene, a duel to the death between Indiana Jones and a musclebound Nazi stooge.
Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made joins the young entrepreneurs, now grown men, as they reinvest in their childhood passion project and film one last scene. Featuring interviews with Eli Roth and John Rhys-Davies, the film is a celebration of creative dedication; a tribute to tributes, and an acknowledgement of a genuinely singular achievement in American filmmaking.
*** Each 7:00 screening of the Raiders!, the documentary, will be followed by the documentary's titular fan film The Adaptation at 9:00! ***
Take a break to stretch and grab another popcorn and beer! The Adaptation is a transcendently comical, inspiring and inspired work of art that draws you in through sheer amazement at what can be achieved with seven summers of shooting and the collective willpower of a handful of friends.

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