The Lure

Director: Thomas Leach
Running Time: 77 minutes
Location: USA
DCFF SCreening: 2017


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 ferver. But is the treasure real, or a hoax perpetrated by a master manipulator?

Screening History & Awards

Glasgow, Big Sky Documentary and Doc NYC Film Festivals

DCFF Screening Information

Saturday, August 26th, 5:30pm

Emily loves movies and Tacoma. Thus, the Destiny City Film Festival was born in 2013 and has been going strong ever since!