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RAIDERS! (doc) – 3PM
October 24, 2015 @ 3:00 pm$10
The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made
Directed by Jeremy Coon and Tim Skousen
USA / 2015 / Documentary / Rated G / 104 min.
Saturday, October 24, 3:00 pm
Uptown Theatre, screen 1
“Fans of film, filmmaking and ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ are going to adore ‘Raiders!’ ” – Germain Lussier, SLASHFILM.COM
In 1982, three 11-year-olds in Mississippi set out to remake their favourite film: Raiders of the Lost Ark. It took seven turbulent years and severely tested the limits of their friendship. By the end – and nearly burning down one of their houses in the process – they had completed every scene except one. Thirty years later, they attempt to finally complete their childhood dream by building a replica of the 75 foot “Flying Wing” plane from Raiders in a mud pit in the backwoods of Mississippi… and then proceeding to blow it up. This documentary delivers the remarkable story behind the making of what is known as “the greatest fan film ever made”.
Once you’ve seen this documentary of the story behind “Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation”, you will likely want to see the original fan film… and here is your chance!
Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation
Directed by Eric Zala
USA / 1989 / Adventure / Not rated / 100 min.
FREE Screening: Sunday, October 25, 3:00 pm, Uptown Theatre, screen 1
From 1982-1989, this shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark was produced and directed by three boys from the Mississippi Gulf Coast: Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala and Jayson Lamb.