Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

USA | 1981 | 115 minutes | PG

Part of ‘Don’t Be So Political’, a political film series showing one Sunday night a month. 

“It belongs in a museum.” 

An adventuring archaeology professor must find the fabled Ark of the Covenant before Hitler’s Third  Reich unleashes its awesome power.  

An artifact can live a people’s history. To take it from those people weakens their identity. And  while Indiana Jones has noble intentions in displaying these artifacts in museums for educational  purposes, the ownership of certain artifacts has become a political issue. The contention of the  British with the Parthenon’s Frieze and others, the French with Egyptian obelisks and others, and the  ROM and RAM with, until recently, the Creator Stone of the First Nations and others. However, the  release of Raiders of the Lost Ark precedes the publicity of this issue and instead uses the Ark of the  Covenant as a symbolic replacement for the atomic bomb, its biblical might, and the unthinkable  consequences of its use. Winner of four Oscars and nominee of four more, Spielberg steers Harrison  Ford and Karen Allen through an action-packed adventure at pace with any summer blockbuster. (ZACH WORTZMAN) 

Panel guests TBA!

Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies


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