I still remember my mom taking me to see Raiders of the Lost Ark when I was a kid and being on the edge of my seat the whole time, swooning over Harrison Ford’s heroics, loving how tough Marion was, and covering my eyes when it was a little too scary. I also remember recording it on our VCR later (no Betamax for us!) and watching it over and over and over until my Indy impression was almost perfect, and I could quote it line-for-line (“It’s a date! Ya eat ’em!”)
Sadly, I never thought to get a group of my friends together to remake it shot-for-shot, but lucky for all of us, a group of 12-year-olds in Mississippi totally did. The result is Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation, filmed over the course of 6 years after the release of the first Indiana Jones masterpiece.
You can’t find the latter on DVD, but SIFF Cinema is showing both films back to back from 2/18-2/20 so we can experience the glory for ourselves. This is an event that quickly sells out, so don’t miss your chance to see it! Buy tix online now. ($12 gets you in to both films – $7 for SIFF members).