This month, officials at Tucson’s Arizona International Film Festival should have a fun event for the whole family.
SenArt Films is hosting a treasure hunt where participants can download a phone application to use clues to help solve various challenges to score points and win prizes.
Prizes include hiking gear, gift certificates and other merchandise.
The treasure hunt is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 18. The event is located at Mercado Festival Grounds, 267 South Avenida del Convento, Tucson. The event is free.
The treasure hunt will help to promote the new documentary“Lust For Gold: A Race Against Time,” which follows a group of treasure hunters who band together to search for the Lost Dutchman gold mine near Apache Junction.
The film was written and directed by Robert May, who was executive producer of the 2003 Oscar-winning documentary “The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara.” He also was writer and director of “Kids for Cash,” a film that covered a Pennsylvania judicial scandal that featured a judge taking kickbacks for sending kids to private juvenile corrections facilities.
The film is named after “Lust for Gold,” a 1949 Columbia Pictures release. The movie was based on the book, “Thunder Gods Gold,” by author Barry Storm that detailed the Lost Dutchman legend and hunting for the gold.
Legend says Jacob Waltz, a German-born prospector, left a $200 million gold mine in the Superstition Mountains before his death in October 1891. Mr. Waltz supposedly became rich off gold he carried out of the Superstitions.