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Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation

Saturday, March 14
11:15PM - 1:02AM

Alamo Lamar B
1120 S Lamar Blvd


As big of an impression as the old serials had left on young Spielberg and Lucas, Indiana Jones left an even bigger one on three Mississippi 12-year-olds. In 1982, childhood friends began filming a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark. They filmed during school vacations, used the back yard for locations, and fashioned props (like that well-known giant boulder) in the family garage.

Hailed as "one of the most elaborate amateur films ever made", Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation can’t be found on YouTube…you must come to a theatre for this experience like none other you have ever seen (except, of course, Raiders of the Lost Ark).

Section: Special Events
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 107min

Director: Eric Zala

Producer: Chris Strompolos,

Screenwriter: Lawrence Kasdan

Cinematographer: Jayson Lamb

Editor: Eric Zala

Music: John Williams

Principal Cast: Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala, Angela Rodriguez, Allan Stenum, Kurt Zala


Eric Zala was raised in Ocean Springs, a small town on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. At age 18, he moved from Mississippi to Manhattan, attending NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, majoring in Film production. Eric is married to high school classmate Cassie Grace and they live in Las Vegas with their two kids, Quinn and Darcy.

Public Film Contact
Chris Strompolos
Rolling Boulder Films, LLC

Publicity Contact
Ryan Fons



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