Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (6/18)

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!