Drafthouse To Bring Raiders! Documentary To Theaters; On Demand

RAIDERS!-80s Kids StillDrafthouse Films announced today that they will bring Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made to theaters and On Demand.

The documentary centers on three 11-year-old boys from Mississippi who set out to faithfully recreate Raiders of the Lost Ark after seeing it in theaters during its initial 1981 release. It would become a 7-year-long endeavor with all but one scene completed: the attempt to steal a Nazi flying wing aircraft.

Over two decades later, the group reunited with the original cast members from their childhood to shoot that final scene.
Raiders!, featuring interviews with John Rhys Davies, Eli Roth and more, has enjoyed a life on the film festival circuit. It will receive a limited theatrical run in the summer and a release on digital platforms before it comes to Blu-ray and DVD later in the year.
Here's the South By Southwest trailer to give you an idea of what to expect: