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 Rogerebert.com 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, beaurivage.com or by calling 1-888-566-7469.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Mary Cracchiolo Spain, MGM Resorts International, 228-386-7134, mspain@mgmresorts.com
Eric Zala, 702.279.5284, ericzala@gmail.com
 
 
 
 
TRAILER
 
“RAIDERS! THE STORY OF THE GREATEST FAN FILM EVER MADE Official Trailer (2016) Documentary HD” - JoBlo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNtmr-16pmA
Details
 
 
 
 
ARTICLES
 
"Five life lessons learned from 35 years of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'" - USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/entertainthis/2016/06/10/raiders-of-the-lost-ark-35th-anniversary/85702852/
 
 
"Children's Remake of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' At Real Art Ways" - Hartford Courant
http://www.courant.com/entertainment/movies/hc-raiders-documentary-20160614-story.html
 
 
Audio of Canadian Radio Show:  "Raiders: The story behind the greatest fan film ever made" – CBC Radio
http://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/schedule-for-thursday-june-9-2016-1.3623832/raiders-the-story-behind-the-greatest-fan-film-ever-made-1.3623844
 
 
"Raiders of the Lost Ark' Turns 35: Celebrate With This Look at the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made" - Movies
http://www.movies.com/movie-news/raiders-lost-ark-fan-film-compared/20770
 
 
"Drafthouse Films & Alamo Drafthouse celebrate Indiana Jones’ 35th Anniversary with the greatest fan film ever made” - Film Fetish
http://www.filmfetish.com/2016/06/10/drafthouse-films-alamo-drafthouse-celebrate-indiana-jones-35th-anniversary-with/
 
 
"Ah, memories! Capone has a clip from RAIDERS! about RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: THE ADAPTATION playing at BNAT 4!!!" - Aint It Cool News
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/75365
 
 
"RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK' TURNS 35: CELEBRATE WITH THIS LOOK AT THE GREATEST FAN FILM EVER MADE" - Fandango
http://www.fandango.com/movie-news/raiders-of-the-lost-ark-turns-35-celebrate-with-this-look-at-the-greatest-fan-film-ever-made-750970
 
 
"Lost—and Found—Ark: RAIDERS Revisited" - Fandor
https://www.fandor.com/keyframe/lost-and-found-ark-raiders-revisited
 
 
"Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Movies You Need to See in June" - Flavorwire
http://flavorwire.com/578181/flavorwires-guide-to-indie-movies-you-need-to-see-in-june-2/7
 
 
RAIDERS!: Documentary directors Jeremy Coon and Tim Skousen roll a home-made boulder of Indy boys to men – Assignment X
https://www.assignmentx.com/2016/raiders-documentary-directors-jeremy-coon-and-tim-skousen-roll-a-home-made-boulder-of-indy-boys-to-men-interview/
 
 
"RAIDERS! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made is geek gold" - Furious Cinema
https://www.furiouscinema.com/raiders-story-greatest-fan-film-ever-made-film-geek-gold/
 
 
"Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made Chronicles a Fantasy Come to Fruition" - Cleveland Scene Weekly
http://www.clevescene.com/cleveland/raiders-the-story-of-the-greatest-fan-film-ever-made-chronicles-a-fantasy-come-to-fruition/Content?oid=4904856
 
 
"The backstory of how three kids made a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark" - Pittsburgh City Paper
http://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/raiders-the-story-of-the-greatest-fan-movie-ever-made/Content?oid=1931632
 
 
"‘Raiders’ Gets a Homemade Remake" - Lifezette
http://www.lifezette.com/popzette/raiders-35-gets-homemade-remake/
 
 
 
"Raiders of the Lost Ark' Fans Bring their Epic Adaptation to Theaters” - Time Cable News Austin
http://www.twcnews.com/tx/austin/movies-and-film/2016/06/13/-raiders-of-the-lost-ark--fans-bring-their-epic-adaptation-to-theaters.html
 
 
“Get the full story on Mississippi 'Raiders' remake” - Jackson Clarion-Ledger
http://www.clarionledger.com/story/magnolia/2016/06/15/mississippi-raiders-remake/85865380/
 
 
TRAILER & CLIP COVERAGE
 
"Raiders Of The Lost Ark’s trailer remade entirely from that children’s version" - A.V. Club
http://www.avclub.com/article/raiders-lost-arks-trailer-remade-entirely-children-237768
 
 
See the Moment a Raiders of the Lost Ark Fan Film Became a Phenomenon - Gizmodo
Exclusive clip “BNAT”
http://io9.gizmodo.com/see-the-moment-a-raiders-of-the-lost-ark-fan-film-becam-1780774474
 
 
"The Original Raiders of the Lost Ark Trailer and the Legendary Fan Remake, Side by Side" - Slate
http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2016/06/03/the_original_raiders_of_the_lost_ark_trailer_and_the_fan_remake_side_by.html
 
 
"The 'Raiders of the Ark' Fan-Made Homage Gets a Side-by-Side Trailer With the Original" - Yahoo
https://www.yahoo.com/movies/the-raiders-of-the-ark-fan-made-homage-gets-a-160340148.html
 
 
"RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK TRAILER SIDE-BY-SIDE WITH FAN TRAILER" - Nerdist
http://nerdist.com/raiders-of-the-lost-ark-trailer-side-by-side-with-fan-trailer/
 
 
"Watch the Original Raiders of the Lost Ark Trailer Side-By-Side With Its Fan-Made Remake" - Gizmodo
http://io9.gizmodo.com/watch-the-original-raiders-of-the-lost-ark-trailer-side-1780214997
 
"‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ Fan Film Trailer Showcases The Power of Loving Film" - Indiewire
http://www.indiewire.com/2016/06/raiders-of-the-lost-ark-fan-film-trailer-1201684279/
 
 
'COOL VIDEOS: SHOT-FOR-SHOT REMAKES OF THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK TRAILER" - Joblo
http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/cool-videos-shot-for-shot-remake-of-the-raiders-of-the-lost-ark-trailer-293
 
 
"Watch: Shot-For-Shot Remake of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK Trailer From RAIDERS! Documentary" - Geek Tyrant
http://geektyrant.com/news/watch-shot-for-shot-remake-of-raiders-of-the-lost-ark-trailer-from-raiders-documentary
 
 
"‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ Gets a Shot-for-Shot Trailer Remake, Courtesy of ‘Raiders!’ Doc" - Slashfilm
http://www.slashfilm.com/raiders-of-the-lost-ark-trailer-remake/
 
 
"These Indiana Jones fans spent 7 years filming a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark" - Radio Times
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2016-06-03/these-indiana-jones-fans-spent-7-years-filming-a-shot-for-shot-remake-of-raiders-of-the-lost-ark
 
 
"See a shot-for-shot remake of the Raiders of the Lost Ark trailer made by three kids in the '80s" - Entertainment Weekly
http://www.ew.com/article/2016/06/02/raiders-lost-ark-trailer-fan-remake
 
 
"The Incredible ‘Raiders Of The Lost Ark’ Shot-For-Shot Remake Gets A Side-By-Side Trailer" - Uproxx
http://uproxx.com/movies/indiana-jones-raiders-of-the-lost-ark-remake-trailer/
 
 
"Check Out This RAIDERS! And RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK Shot-By-Shot Comparison Video" - Birth. Movies. Death.
http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/06/02/check-out-this-raiders-and-raiders-of-the-lost-ark-shot-by-shot-comparison
 
 
"Compare This Incredible 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' Shot-For-Shot Trailer to the Real Thing" - Inverse
https://www.inverse.com/article/16470-compare-this-incredible-raiders-of-the-lost-ark-shot-for-shot-trailer-to-the-real-thing
 
 
"Let’s Watch This Incredible RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK Shot-for-Shot Trailer!" - Rama's Screen
http://www.ramascreen.com/lets-watch-this-incredible-raiders-of-the-lost-ark-shot-for-shot-trailer/
 
 
"Raiders! Side By Side Trailer Recreates Original Indiana Jones Preview" - Bleeding Cool
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/06/02/raiders-side-by-side-trailer-recreates-original-indiana-jones-preview/
 
 
"Watch A Shot-For-Shot Trailer for ‘Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made’" - Cut Print Film
http://www.cutprintfilm.com/news-2/trailer/shot-shot-trailer-raiders
 
 
"Incredible RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK Shot-for-Shot Trailer" - Fanboy Factor
http://fanboyfactor.com/2016/06/incredible-raiders-of-the-lost-ark-shot-for-shot-trailer/
 
 
Compare the fan-made 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' movie trailer to the real thing - Mashable
http://mashable.com/2016/06/01/raiders-lost-ark-trailer-side-by-side/#XklCwV8LvOq
 
 
 
REVIEWS
 
 
REVIEW - Entertainment Weekly/Chris Nashawaty
http://www.ew.com/article/2016/06/15/raiders-review
 
 
REVIEW - Los Angeles Times/Michael Rechtshaffen
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-mini-raiders-fan-film-doc-review-20160613-snap-story.html
 
 
REVIEW - Roger Ebert/Odie Henderson
http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/raiders-the-story-of-the-greatest-fan-film-ever-made-2016
 
REVIEW - Cut Print Film/William Penix
http://www.cutprintfilm.com/reviews/raiders-review/
 
 
REVIEW - The Aisle Seat/Mike McGranaghan
http://aisleseat.com/raiders-doc.htm
 
 
REVIEW - Geek Tyrant/Ben Pearson
http://geektyrant.com/news/review-raiders-the-story-of-the-greatest-fan-film-ever-made
 
REVIEW: Bleeding Cool / Erik Amaya
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/06/17/raiders-the-story-of-the-greatest-fan-film-ever-made-delights-in-nostalgia-a-review/
 
 
REVIEW - Aint It Cool News/Horrorella
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/75467
 
 
REVIEW: Ain't It Cool / Capone
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/75479
 
 
REVIEW: Hammer To Nail / Christopher Reed
http://www.hammertonail.com/reviews/raiders-movie-review/
 
 
REVIEW - Screen Rant/Chris Agar
http://screenrant.com/raiders-greatest-fan-film-ever-made-documentary-reviews/
 
 
REVIEW – Consequence of Sound/Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/06/film-review-raiders/
 
 
REVIEW - One of Us/Christopher J. Herman
http://oneofus.net/2016/06/raiders-the-story-of-the-greatest-fan-film-ever-made-review/
 
 
REVIEW: Little White Lies/Alex Chambers
http://lwlies.com/articles/raiders-shot-for-shot-steven-spielberg/
 
 
REVIEW: Film Forward/Ted Metrakas
http://film-forward.com/dvdon-demand/raiders-the-story-of-the-greatest-fan-film-ever-made
 
 
REVIEW: WGN Radio / Dan Sugrue
http://wgnradio.com/2016/06/20/monday-morning-movie-reviews-finding-dory-central-intelligence-depalma-and-raiders/
 
 
REVIEW: Toronto Film Scene / William Brownridge
http://thetfs.ca/2016/06/17/review-raiders-story-greatest-fan-film-ever-made/
 
 
REVIEW: POV Magazine / Patrick Mullen
http://povmagazine.com/articles/view/review-raiders
 
 
REVIEW: Not Just New Movies / Ben Pearson
http://www.notjustnewmovies.com/2016/06/raiders-story-of-greatest-fan-film-ever.html
 
 
REVIEW: Sean Kelly On Movies / Sean Kelly
http://www.skonmovies.com/2016/06/review-raiders.html
 
 
REVIEW - JoBlo/Chris Bumbray
http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/review-raiders-the-story-of-the-greatest-fan-film-ever-made-627-02
 
 
REVIEW - Uproxx/Keith Phillips
http://uproxx.com/movies/raiders-the-story-of-the-greatest-fan-film-ever-made-review
 
REVIEW: The Playlist / Andrew Crump
http://theplaylist.net/raiders-story-greatest-fan-film-ever-made-heartfelt-chronicle-fan-devotion-life-choice-review-20160617/
 
 
REVIEW: CTV News / Richard Crouse
http://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/movie-reviews/review-raiders-is-for-anyone-who-ever-had-an-impossible-dream-1.2949109
 
 

REVIEW: Flick Philosopher / Maryann Johanson
http://www.flickfilosopher.com/2016/06/raiders-the-story-of-the-greatest-fan-film-ever-made-documentary-review-it-belongs-in-a-cinema.html
 
 
REVIEW: Film Journal / John DeFore
http://www.filmjournal.com/reviews/film-review-raiders-story-greatest-fan-film-ever-made
 
 
REVIEW: Montreal Gazette / Chris Knight
http://www.montrealgazette.com/entertainment/movies/what+happens+when+friends+finish+remake+raiders/11990629/story.html
 
 
REVIEW: Crome Yellow / Sal Gabriel
http://cromeyellow.com/film-review-raiders-the-story-of-the-greatest-fan-film-ever-made/
 
 
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REVIEW - AV Club/Mike D’Angelo
http://www.avclub.com/review/raiders-shows-how-greatest-fan-film-ever-made-got--238205?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=ShareTools&utm_campaign=default
 
 
 
 
INTERVIEWS
 
 
"Commemorating Juneteenth; Remaking "Raiders of the Lost Ark"" – WNPR (starts @ 25:30)
http://wnpr.org/post/commemorating-juneteenth-remaking-raiders-lost-ark#stream/0
 
 
“Digging up the Raiders! The strange tale of Raiders of the Lost Ark remade” - Austin Chronicle
http://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/screens/2016-06-17/digging-up-the-raiders/
 
 
“A Conversation With the Subjects of ‘Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made” - Slashfilm
http://www.slashfilm.com/raiders-interview/
 
 
"'Raiders!' Directors on Their Ultimate Homage to Fandom and Indiana Jones" - Inverse
https://www.inverse.com/article/17143-raiders-directors-on-their-ultimate-homage-to-fandom-and-indiana-jones
 
 
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