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Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation

Not-that-young film buff, stop drooling over action figures from your favorite VHS tapes and listen to the greatest fan-fiction story ever told (and filmed): in 1981, Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala, in Mississippi and at 11, saw Raiders of the Lost Ark, the Rosetta Stone of Indy adventure cinema. Right there, with a comic book and pirated copy of the script, Eric and Chris started shooting Raiders of the Lost Ark: Kids Version, an adaptation that copied Spielberg’s film shot for shot, with some pure, sought-after amateur professionalism (wait ‘till you see the sequence of the rock). The shoot was supposed to last a summer. It took 33 years. The shooting of the last scene (the one in the plane) last year marked the end of an adventure that’s the perfect declaration of love to film: in its narcotic lo-fi (how will they solve the next scene?), it contains the passions, realities and pipe dreams that make us fall in love with a story. Seeing Raiders… is understanding everything film is able to do. Even in mom’s basement. JMD

Spanish title: Los cazadores del arca perdida: La adaptación
Year: 1989
Format: DM
Color: Color
Minutes: 106
Seconds: 0

D: Eric Zala  

G: Lawrence Kasdan  

F: Jayson A. Lamb 

E: Eric Zala, Jayson A. Lamb, Chris Strompolos  

M: John Williams

P: Chris Strompolos  

CP: Rolling Boulder Films


Chris Strompolos, Angela Rodriguez, Eric Zala, Alan Stenum


Rolling Boulder Films. Chris Strompolos
T +1 323 370 3260 E
W - TW @RaidersGuys

Sunday 19 - 19:30 h
ArteMultiplex Belgrano Room: 1
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Saturday 25 - 14:15 h
Village Recoleta Room: 8
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Eric Zala Estados Unidos

He was born in California, USA, in 1970. He studied at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. In 1993, he directed the short An Early Twilight, and Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation is his first feature.

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