With the astonishing New Mexican Rocky Mountains as backdrop, we meet Forrest Fenn - an eccentric Air Force veteran and art dealer who decided to hide a treasure worth $3 million - and a series of fanatic treasure hunters lured in to the American West with the goal of decoding Fenn’s cryptic instructions.
In The Lure, filmmaker Tomas Leach (In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter) examines what compels these characters, their relationship to Fenn and their plans for the final prize.
Set to an atmospheric soundtrack by American indie band Calexico this exploration ultimately reflects on mortality, the true desires of human nature, and the purpose of life.
Please note: The Q&A screening of The Lure on Friday 8 Sept, in partnership with Open City Documentary Festival, has nearly sold out. The film will play every day from 9th Sept, more screenings on sale soon!
PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ADVERTS PLAYED BEFORE FILMS IN THE BERTHA DOCHOUSE SCREEN. ALL FEATURES WILL START PROMPTLY FOLLOWING A SELECTION OF TRAILERS.