OFF-SITE: Raiders! Doc + Raiders of the Lost Ark Adaptation Double Feature (w/ Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala, Jeremy Coon, and Tim Skousen in person!)

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE REGENT THEATER IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation

In 1982, Eric Zala, Jayson Lamb and Chris Strompolos began filming a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark. They were twelve years old. Six years later, the film was in the can. Twenty-four years later still, The Cinefamily brings you Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation, along with co-directors Eric Zala and Chris Strompolos in person to tell the amazing story of this legendary movie. No other film experience will prepare you for this. This trio of filmmakers showed more tenacity, originality, heart, courage and skill than ten indie production teams put together, and all before puberty! We promise The Adaptation is like no other film you have ever seen — except, of course, Raiders of the Lost Ark!

Dir. Eric Zala, 1989, Digital Presentation, 100 min.

Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (w/ Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala, Jeremy Coon, and Tim Skousen in person!)

When three pre-teens set out to shoot a veracious remake of Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark one summer in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, they initiated their quest with the naivety of youthful ambition. Seven years and countless fights, growth spurts and voice changes later, the team had completed every scene except one: the iconic moment when Indiana fends off a buffed-out Nazi while dipping and dodging whirring airplane propellers. Featuring interviews with John Rhys-Davies (“Asps, very dangerous—you go first.”) and filmmaker Eli Roth, Raiders! is the Burden of Dreams for the Ain’t It Cool News set, proving that one group of inspired kids might unexpectedly become inspiration.

Dir. Jeremy Coon and Tim Skousen, 2015, DCP, 104 min.

Watch the trailer!