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Depending on who you speak with, spending 7 years to make a shot-by-shot remake of your favourite film is either a sign of lunacy or hardcore devotion.
Years ago I believe it was Harry Knowles site Ain’t It Cool which shared information about a legendary bit of fan film making. Three friends gathered together one summer with an ambitious goal – they wanted to remake Steven Spielberg’s classic first Indiana Jones adventure “Raiders of the Lost Ark”. Shot for shot.
Now the story of Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala, and Jayson Lamb and their remarkable attempt at remaking a classic is told in “Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made”. It documents this incredible story of fandom and friendship.
“Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made” documentary hits theaters and video-on-demande on 17 June 2016. Fortunate fans in America will also be able to attend a double-bill featuring both the documentary and the fan film in the following cities:
2 June – Seattle (Northwest Film Forum)
3 June – Portland (Hollywood Theatre)
9 June – San Francisco (Alamo Drafthouse Mission)
10 June – Austin (Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar)
11 June – Houston (Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park)
12 June – Los Angeles (Cinefamily)
14 June – Dallas (Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Dallas)
17 June – New York (IFC Film Center)
19 or 19 June – Chicago (Music Box Theatre)
20 June – Boston (The Brattle Theatre)
30 June – Kansas City (Alamo Drafthouse Main Street)
1 July – Denver (Alamo Drafthouse Littleton)
2 July – Denver (Sie FilmCenter)
The events will be hosted by two of the filmmakers Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala who will also answer your questions during the Q&A session. Unfortunately, no release date for the “Raiders!” is available for Malaysia and Singapore at the time of publishing.
|Director||:||Jeremy Coon & Tim Skousen|
|Producers||:||Jeremy Coon & Tim Skousen|
|Screenplay||:||Jeremy Coon & Tim Skousen|
|Cast||:||Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala, and Jayson Lamb|
|Website||:||Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made website|
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|Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made Hong Kong Release Date||:||1 October 2015|
|Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made Indonesia Release Date||:||Unavailable at time of publishing|
|Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made Malaysia Release Date||:||1 October 2015|
|Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made Philippines Release Date||:||25 November 2015|
|Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made Singapore Release Date||:||26 November 2015|
|Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made UK Release Date||:||4 December 2015|
|Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made USA Release Date||:||17 June 2016|
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After Steven Spielberg’s classic 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 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.