Incredible RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK Shot-for-Shot Trailer

Check out this very impressive shot-for-shot match of the original trailer for RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (celebrating its 35th Anniversary next week!) and the RAIDERS Adaptation created by Chris […]

Check out this very impressive shot-for-shot match of the original trailer for RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (celebrating its 35th Anniversary next week!) and the RAIDERS Adaptation created by Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala and Jayson Lamb.

Drafthouse Films’ fascinating and heartfelt documentary¬†RAIDERS!: THE STORY OF THE GREATEST FAN FILM EVER MADE tells the story of a trio of kids in the 80s who spent seven years of their lives making a faithful shot-for-shot adaptation of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. It opens in theaters and on VOD on June 17.

Additionally, the two stars of the film, Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala, are touring across the United States on the Raiders: Follow Your Dreams Tour with a double feature screening of the documentary PLUS the original Adaptation. They are currently visiting 35+ cities this summer with more stops being added. Dates & more info listed below.

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.¬†
Studio: Drafthouse Films
Genre: Documentary
Release Date: June 17 (In Theaters & on VOD)
Directors: Jeremy Coon & Tim Skousen 
RAIDERS!: THE STORY OF THE GREATEST FAN FILM EVER MADE Tour with Chris Strompolos & Eric Zala
More information and tickets here:
June 2 | Seattle, WA | Northwest Film Forum 
June 3 | Portland, OR | Hollywood Theatre 
June 4 | Salem, OR | Salem Cinema 
June 5 | Vancouver, WA | Kiggins Theatre 
June 6 | Bellingham, WA | Pickford Film Center 
June 9 | San Francisco, CA | Alamo Drafthouse New Mission 
June 10 | Austin, TX | Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar 
June 11 | Houston, TX | Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park 
June 12 | Los Angeles, CA | The Cinefamily 
June 14 | Dallas, TX | Alamo Drafthouse Dallas 
June 16 | Washington, DC | AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
June 17 | NYC | IFC Center 
June 18 | Hartford, CT | Real Art Ways
June 19 | Chicago, IL | Music Box Theatre 
June 19 | Glouchester, MA | Cape Ann Community Cinema & Stage 
June 19 | Salem, MA | CinemaSalem 
June 20 | Boston, MA | Brattle Theatre 
June 21 | Kalamazoo, MI | Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo 
June 22 | Traverse City, MI | State Theatre
June 23 | Ann Arbor, MI | State Theatre
June 23 | Pittsburgh, PA | Pittsburgh Filmmakers РHarris Theatre 
June 24 | Cleveland, OH | Capitol Theatre 
June 25 | Columbus, OH | Gateway Film Center 
June 28 | Columbia, MO | Ragtag Cinema
June 30 | Kansas City, MO | Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet 
July 1 | Denver, CO | Alamo Drafthouse Littleton 
July 2 | Denver, CO | Sie FilmCenter
July 5 | Ft. Collins, CO | Lyric Cinema
July 7 | Minneapolis, MN | Riverview Theater
July 8 | Madison, WI | Sundance Cinemas 
July 9 | Milwaukee, WI | Times Theater 
July 21 | Columbia, SC | Nickelodeon Theatre
July 23 | Charlotte, NC | C3 Lab
July 27 | Chattanooga, TN | Cine-Rama
July 28 | Nashville, TN | Belcourt Theatre
July 30 | Athens, GA | Cine Theatre
August 4 | Jacksonville, FL | Sun-Ray Cinema

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