Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made & Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation

Two Films for One Admission! Skype Q&A with the Filmmaker

Friday, August 5 | 6:30 pm


Following the release of Raiders of the Lost Ark in the summer of 1981, three eleven-year-old boys from Mississippi set out to make a faithful, shot-by-shot remake of the Steven Spielberg adventure classic. Over the course of the next seven years, and with unbelievable ingenuity and daring, the trio managed to shoot every scene but one—the film’s explosive airplane set piece. Featuring interviews with John Rhys Davies (Sallah), Eli Roth, and the fan-film’s cast and crew, Raiders! joins the once-junior filmmakers as they strive to complete the film adaptation that consumed their teenage years. The Museum’s screening of Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made will be followed by a Skype Q&A with the filmmakers, as well as a complimentary presentation of their rousing feature-length adaptation.


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

Directors Jeremy Coon and Tim Skousen 2015 United States 104 minutes NR DCP

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation

Director Eric Zala 1989 United States 112 minutes NR

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