RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: THE ADAPTATION

Director Eric Zala
Year 1989
Starring Chris Strompolos, Angela Rodriguez and Eric Zala
Run Time 100min
Age Policy

All Ages will be allowed at all screenings of this show.

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Hailed as the most famous shot-for-shot fan film adaptation ever created, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: THE ADAPTATION is the unbelievable brainchild of three ardent teenagers from Mississippi: Chris Strompolos (Indiana Jones/producer), Eric Zala (Dr. René Belloq/director), and Jayson Lamb (cinematographer/editor).

Together, these three teens spent seven years of summer vacations and a total of approximately $5,000 of their own money achieving a die-hard Indy fan’s ultimate dream, to relive the onscreen action by becoming part of it themselves. Beginning in 1982, before home video copies of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK were available to the public, these kids faced what seems an insurmountable task – to recreate a movie from memory, with only fragments of the whole at their disposal to assist in that recreation.

But the miraculous aspect of their story is that they succeeded in their mission and RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: THE ADAPTATION is known today as the most inspiring achievement in the history of fan filmmaking.

Check out this amazing review of the book and film HERE.

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Chris Strompolos (Indiana Jones/Producer) will be on hand to sign books and discuss this incredible achievement.

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