Tonight: Raiders the Adaptation

raidersBack in the mid-1980s, two kids in Mississippi decided to make a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark. The project took seven years to complete.

This project, now called Raiders: The Adaptation, remained relatively unknown until director Eli Roth snuck a copy of it to Harry Knowles, who played part of it at the 2002 Butt-Numb-a-Thon. I was lucky enough to be at that screening, and witnessed first-hand the enchantment that befell the audience. Since the kids shot the film mostly in chronological order, we got watch the kids grow up, watch them grow as filmmakers, and watch them pull off some pretty amazing things.

From there, the film became Internet-famous, leading the now-adult lead actor and director into e-fame, book deals, and even a meeting with Steven Spielberg.

You can’t see the film online. You can, however, see it on the big screen.

When and Where: February 7th, 7:00pm at the Riverview Theater

Chris Strompolous, aka Indiana Jones, will be there tonight with the film. I sat next to him at Butt-Numb-a-Thon this year, and I can vouch that he’s a pretty awesome dude.

You want to be there tonight.

Trust me.


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