Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

By Sunscreen Film Festival (other events)

Sunday, August 7 2016 2:00 PM 6:00 PM EST

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT Double-Feature Screening, wIth Q&A by Raiders Adaptation Director Eric Zala.

After Steven Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark was released 35 years ago, three 11 ­year ­old boys from Mississippi 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 defining action adventure film. They finished every scene...except one: the thrilling, 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 long­gestating 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.

Both the documentary and the Raiders Adaptation will be screened back to back.

3h 43m/ Not Rated / Documentary followed by Fan Film


Read more about the films:

NY Times Article

Rolling Stone Article

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