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Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

When: Fridays-Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Sept. 4 2016

How much do you love your favorite movie? Can you quote it all the way through? Do you dress up as your favorite character for Halloween? No matter how great your love for Mannequin is (I'm assuming), Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala and Jayson Lamb loved Raiders of the Lost Ark more. The trio channeled that love into a shot-for-shot recreation of the film -- as twelve-year-old kids. With Strompolos as Indiana Jones, Zala doubling as producer and the villainous Belloq, and Lamb serving as cinematographer, the trio spent the next seven summers finishing their version of the film. All that was missing was the fight between Indy and the hulking Nazi underneath and on the Flying Wing. And now, 25 years later, the boys are back with a Kickstarter campaign to raise the necessary funds to get that final shot. It sounds insane, but it's all true. Jeremy Coon and Tim Skousen reveal the truth behind the childhood obsession in the documentary Raiders! The Greatest Fan Film Ever Made. The doc is part of a double feature with the boys' summer project, Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation, at the Webster Film Series. Screenings take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday (August 26 to September 4) at Webster University's Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood Avenue; www.webster.edu/film-series). Tickets are $4 to $6.

Paul Friswold

Price: $4-$6

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