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RAIDERS!  The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

Join the Charlotte Film Society in their Back Alley Film Series as they screen Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made on Saturday, July 23rd from 7pm to 11:45pm at C3Lab.

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.

Eric Zala, subject of the film and Director of the remake fan film, will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film as a special bonus.  After the documentary, please join us for a very special screening of the cult fan film made by Eric and his friends in the mid 80's!

To purchase tickets, please click here.

Earlier Event: July 21
Art Chat
Later Event: July 26
Letter Forms