An advance screening of the new documentary RAIDERS: THE STORY
OF THE GREATEST FAN FILM EVER MADE, on a double feature with RAIDERS OF
THE LOST ARK: THE ADAPTATION. Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala in
attendance for a Q&A!
The true, decades-spanning tale of the
greatest fan film ever made! After Steven Spielberg's classic RAIDERS OF
THE LOST ARK was released 35 years ago, three 11-year-old boys from
Mississippi (Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala and Jayson Lamb) set out on
what would become a 7-year-long labor of love and tribute to their
favorite film: a faithful, shot-for-shot adaptation of the action
adventure film. They finished every scene...except one; the film's
explosive airplane set piece.
Over two decades later, the trio
reunited with the original cast members from their childhood in order to
complete their masterpiece. Featuring interviews with John Rhys Davies,
Eli Roth and more, Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever
Made is just that: the story of this long-gestating project’s
culmination, chronicling the friends' dedication to their artistic
vision—mixed in with some movie magic - to create a personal, epic love
letter to a true modern classic.
Followed by a screening of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: THE ADAPTATION!