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Sun 3 Nov 2013, 10:00am
Mon 4 Nov 2013, 10:00am
Tue 5 Nov 2013, 10:00am
Wed 6 Nov 2013, 10:00am
Thu 7 Nov 2013, 10:00am

Where: Deckchair Cinema, Jervois Road, Darwin City, Northern Territory

Restrictions: All Ages


Listed by: helen10

Lasseter’s Bones is a fascinating and engaging documentary for audiences of all ages.

Like so many others over the years, director Luke Walker became fascinated by the story of Harold Lasseter, whose body was found in Central Australia’s deserts after perishing in 1930. His diary tantalisingly revealed he’d discovered a fabulous seven mile reef of gold, worth millions, but that he’d “give it all for a loaf of bread”. Despite hundreds of expeditions since, the gold has never been found.

In making Lasseter’s Bones Walker discovered Lasseter’s 85-year-old son Bob still wandering the desert after 50 years, on a quixotic mission to discover the gold that killed his father and destroyed his childhood. As a result, Walker found himself teaming up with Bob Lasseter on a quest to solve the many riddles his father left behind and believes this film has finally deciphered the Lasseter puzzle:

“All the evidence you need to understand what truly happened to Lasseter and his gold is in this film. For all the myth and mystery, this film gets closer to the gold than anyone has been in 80 years.” - Director Luke Walker

Walker’s journey took three years, leading him across six states and deep into the heart of Australia. However, he says Lasseter’s Bones is a story about much more than gold: “Lasseter’s story is really about faith, and why we choose to believe in things we have not a shred of proof for. It is a parable for anyone who has ever dared to dream in the face of ridicule, a testament to the power of an unfulfilled narrative and what we must do when stories don’t end the way we want them to.”

A Best Documentary nominee at the Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards 2013, Lasseter’s Bones was also voted one of the Most Popular Documentaries at Melbourne International Film Festival.

Lasseter’s Bones Rating: G
Running time: 110 mins