The Lyric Cinema Cafe

Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made


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Q&A with Eric Zala after the show!


1 hour, 35 minutes (NR)

Directed by: Jeremy Coon, Tim Skousen

Starring: Ernest Cline, Casey Dillard, James Donald


Drafthouse Films’ critically-acclaimed documentary RAIDERS!: THE STORY OF THE GREATEST FAN FILM EVER MADE brings stars Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala to Fort Collins on their Raiders: Follow Your Dreams Tour for a showing of the documentary followed by a special screening of their original shot-for-shot adaptation of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK.


The result of seven years of their childhood spent filming a shot-for-shot adaptation of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, “​THE ADAPTATION” gained cult popularity following its very first surprise public showing at Butt-Numb-A-Thon in Austin in 2002. To celebrate the release of the documentary, the two stars are touring the United States this summer in promotion of the film as it arrives in theaters​ on June 17, timed to the 35th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s celebrated classic. ​
The Lyric Cinema Café in Fort Collins is one of the first stops to kick off the tour. ​Don’t miss this very special event!


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.


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