Beau Rivage & Drafthouse Films Present Hometown Double Feature Screening of Raiders! Documentary & Shot-For-Shot Adaptation

Ocean Springs filmmakers return home for special double feature screening and Q&A
alongside rare presentation of their legendary fan film

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BILOXI, Miss. (August 2, 2016) – Thirty-five years after the debut of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made––the acclaimed documentary chronicling the story of the decades-spanning production of a shot-for-shot remake of Spielberg’s adventure classic by three childhood best friends –– will screen in a double feature with the fan film itself, on August 26 at Beau Rivage.
Co-creators and Mississippi Gulf Coast natives Eric Zala and Chris Strompolos will be returning to their hometown as part of a nationwide, 65-market+ Raiders: Follow Your Dreams Tour, traveling across America in a RAIDERS! tour vehicle, sharing Q&A stories with RAIDERS! audiences, while raising money for the arts, and spreading their message about never giving up on dreams.  The tour also offers audiences a special and rare double feature opportunity to see the hit documentary followed by the fan film remake, a.k.a The Adaptation.
After Raiders of the Lost Ark was released in 1981, 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.
More than 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.
The New York Times called it, “A testament to the transporting power of movie love,” and says this is, “A love poem to film geeks everywhere.”  View and download video by clicking here.

Watch Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made at 7:00 p.m. followed by a special Q&A session with filmmakers in attendance.  Afterwards, sit back and enjoy Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation.  Tickets are $10 and include tax and service charge.  Tickets are available at the Beau Rivage Theatre box office, or by calling 1-888-566-7469.
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