As the Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom character Short Round famously said, the fictional Dr. Jones has “no time for love.” Indiana Jones superfans Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala, and Jayson Lamb, however, had plenty of time to painstakingly craft a shot-for-shot home video remake of the original film in the trilogy—seven years, in fact, which was how long it took the then-adolescents to make Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation. The film—which was first screened in Austin, Texas, 14 years after its completion in 1989—is more rarely shown curiosity than cult classic. But, either way, it’s widely considered a competently conceived and executed tribute by three young auteurs—so much so that it got the thumbs up from director Steven Spielberg, and Paramount Pictures bought the rights to Strompolos, Zala, and Lamb’s story for an upcoming film.
The film shows at 8 p.m. at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s Ring Auditorium, Independence Ave. & 7th St. SW. Free. (202) 633-1000.