Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation to Screen at Northside’s DIY Filmmaking Competition

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05/20/2011 2:00 PM |


The longest line I have ever seen in New York City was the line outside of Anthology Film Archives for a Friday night screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation, a scene-for-scene video remake of the quintessential VHS blockbuster made by three friends in Mississippi, over the course of most of the 1980s and their entire adolescences, complete with jerry-rigged boulders, bullwhips and Nazis.

We’re proud to announce that this quintessential DIY film will screen at UnionDocs on June 17, as a curated feature during the course of Northside’s DIY Film Festival, during which a lineup of new NYC filmmakers will compete for a July screening at Rooftop Films, support for their next film courtesy DCTV, as well as passes to IFP’s Independent Film Week in September, which just announced a new home at Lincoln Center.

We’re also pleased to announce some additions to the DIY Film Festival’s jury (previously announced: Rosie Perez, Ted Hope, Todd P).

Patricia Swinney Kaufman, Executive Director of the New York State Governor’s Office for Motion Picture and Televisiocn Development, and the wife and muse of Lloyd Kaufman, founder of Troma Entertainment.

Rajendra Roy, the Chief Curator of Film at the MoMA.

Stay tuned for a complete DIY Film Festival schedule, and for a lineup of Northside’s curated screenings—by the likes of IFC Films, BAM, indiewire and many more—at indieScreen.