It Belongs In a Museum

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11/15/2007 10:00 AM |

Back in July, Anthology Film Archives screened a semi-legendary bootleggy movie called Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation. If you’re too busy to click on the link, or this link to the post I did on it at the time, then you’re probably too lazy to read what I’m about to type but whatevs: between 1982 and 1989, three kids from Mississippi spent a rather significant portion of their adolescence producing, directing, shooting, and starring in their own shot-for-shot home video remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Yes, that’s right: while you were spending your afterschool hours, weekends, and summers doing nothing but making model airplanes and jerking off, they were working on an obsessively faithful remake of a technologically cutting-edge Hollywood blockbuster with an action set piece every five minutes. Slavish unsophisticated hilarity, or shoestring movie-love genius? decide for yourself tonight and tomorrow, when Anthology caves to popular demand and brings it back for more screenings.