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.
We hosted the Q&A with director Tomas Leech, as part of Open City Documentary Festival 2017. Chaired by Film Programmer Ollie Wright.
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