An eccentric millionaire hides $3 million of gold somewhere in the Rocky Mountains, luring thousands out on a wild treasure hunt in search of riches and redemption.
In 2010, eccentric millionaire art dealer Forrest Fenn buried $3 million worth of treasure somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. Fenn published the secret to its location via a cryptic poem, which lured thousands out on a wild hunt to uncover the buried riches. Now, Fenn sits in his museum-like home plotting how to tease clue after clue in his treasure hunt, as throngs of dedicated searchers comb the Rockies. THE LURE meets an ensemble of these hunters as they match wits against Fenn, each driven by his or her own search for something more than just riches. This quixotic quest develops into an act of redemption for some, akin to a religious fervor. But is the treasure real, or a hoax perpetrated by a master manipulator?
This screening is followed by a Q&A with the films director Tomas Leach.
Director: Michael Cumming. Featuring: Chris Morris. UK 2017. 60 mins.
Twenty years after Brass Eye was first aired in 1997,Oxide Ghosts gives us the story behind the making of the legendary, provocative, and brilliant satirical TV series.
Part documentary, part artwork – this film is designed solely for cinema screenings and is made up almost entirely of never before seen footage taken from the personal archive of director Michael Cumming, who made both the pilots and the series. Oxide Ghosts carries the blessing of Brass Eye star Chris Morris, and provides a rare glimpse into his extraordinary working practices.
After the film we’re delighted to welcome Michael Cumming himself for a Q&A, where he will be spilling beans, shattering myths and letting a few cats out of bags.