Wednesday, July 09, 2008

"Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation" outdoor movie @ MCASD La Jolla Thursday 7/10/08

For years I've heard rumors of this film. The film was a shot for shot remake of the Raiders of the Lost Ark movie done by three kids in the 80's with a non existing budget using only home video camcorders and their ingenuity with makeup / sets / neighborhood friends / etc. Now, after all these years, it's going to be screened at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla for free tomorrow night. Some of the film makers will be there for a Q&A.

"Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation" outdoor movie

Thursday, July 10 2008, 8:00pm

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
700 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA
(858) 454-3541

Free (plus they have free ice cream and popcorn...)

"MCASD invites you to bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the Museum's free third annual Parking Lot Pictures. As moviegoers flock to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull at multiplexes, MCASD hosts the San Diego premiere of Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation against the oceanfront backdrop of MCASD La Jolla's parking lot.
Back in 1982, the then-12-year-old filmmakers Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala and Jayson Lamb made this shot-by-shot remake of Steven Spielberg's 1981 classic adventure film, filming in their Mississippi neighborhood.

Shot for $7,000 over a period of seven years and rarely screened for the public, Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation might just be one of the most heartfelt, no-budget homages to movie love ever made. Coincidentally, Paramount Pictures is currently developing a feature
film with screenwriter Dan Clowes (of Ghost World fame) to tell their story on the big screen. MCASD invites you to enjoy these movie fans' labor of love that dares to ask what it might feel like to be Indiana Jones. Strompolos and Zala will introduce the film and participate in
a post-screening Q&A session."

Here's a review of the movie:

Here is also the first 10 minutes of the film to give you a taste:

(Thanks to Rosey for this amazing blog. She has been kind enough to let me post this as a contributor. My apologies if this is not formatted right. I'm a blogger newbie. -tyler)

1 comment:

Natalie said...

Duuuuude. I really really wish I was in town to see this...