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Remaking Raiders: The Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

June 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Wells Fargo presents

Remaking Raiders: The Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

In 1982, Eric Zala and his friends began filming a shot-for-shot remake of Steven Spielberg’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” They were 12 years old and it took seven years to complete. Join us for the Hattiesburg premiere of “Raiders of The Lost Ark: The Adaptation”, a little-seen, now-notorious fan film. Now with the missing, recently shot Airplane Scene! The film screening will be followed by a filmmaker talk with Eric Zala. How do kids in Mississippi in the 80’s remake a blockbuster on their allowance?  What it was like to have one’s work praised by the director of the original RAIDERS, Steven Spielberg? Eric will end his talk with Q&A and a Filmmaker Meet & Greet. NOTE: You may enjoy watching the documentary “Raiders: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made” before this event, currently available on Netflix.

Event Schedule:
1 – 3 p.m. Screening of “Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation”
3 – 4 p.m. Filmmaker Talk
4 – 4:30 p.m. Fimmaker Q& A, followed by Meet & Greet


June 23, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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The Grande Theater
100 Grand Dr
Hattiesburg, MS 39401 United States
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