Illustration for article titled See the Moment a iRaiders of the Lost Ark /iFan Film Became a Phenomenon

There’s a moment when every viral video catches fire. Maybe it gets shared by the right people on social media, or played on TV, or something. For the shot-by-shot Raiders of the Lost Ark fan film, it was playing a film festival in Austin, Texas.


That was the moment things changed radically for three friends who, in the early ‘80s, had decided to remake Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark. The fruits of their labor are chronicled in a brand new documentary called Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made and we’ve got an exclusive clip: The moment the fan film became a legend: playing Butt-Numb-A-Thon in Austin, Texas.

If you like that kind of energy and passion, Raiders! has all that and more. It comes to theaters and on demand June 17 but it’s also on tour across America. The filmmakers are bringing the documentary and the fan film itself as a double feature all across the country. Get the full listing here.

Entertainment Reporter for io9/Gizmodo

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