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

Screening: Friday, May 1, 9:30pm


Directed by Jeremy Coon & Tim Skousen

Running Time: 104 minutes

Synopsis: In 1982, three 11-year-olds in Mississippi set out to remake their favorite film, Raiders of the Lost Ark. After seven turbulent years that tested the limits of their friendship and nearly burned down their mother’s house, they had completed every scene except one: the explosive airplane fight. Thirty years later, they attempt to finally complete their childhood dream by building a replica of the 75-foot flying wing from Raiders in a mud pit in the backwoods of Mississippi and then blow it up. This is the story behind “the greatest fan film ever made.”

What the Critics Are Saying:

“Often poignant, occasionally pathetic, but never short of entertaining, “Raiders!” captures the obsessive hold movies have on young people’s imaginations …”

-Peter Debruge, Variety

“Illustrates how honest enthusiasm can gradually transform itself into ego, arrogance, and borderline obsession.”

-Scott Weinberg, Nerdist

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May 1-7, 2020 at the Music Box Theatre

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